31 days in South America Itinerary

31 days in South America Itinerary

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Belem, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Macapa, Brazil
— 1 night
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Cayenne, French Guiana
— 4 nights
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Paramaribo, Suriname
— 4 nights
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Georgetown, Guyana
— 4 nights
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Boa Vista, Brazil
— 1 night
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Manaus, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Porto Velho, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Rio Branco, Brazil
— 1 night
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Santa Cruz, Bolivia
— 2 nights

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Belem, Brazil

Belem ©

City of Mango Trees

With its roots as the first European colony on the Amazon River, Belem has played an important part in the history of northern Brazil.
Belem is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Estacao das Docas, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora de Nazare, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Ver-o-Peso, and admire the masterpieces at Espaco Cultural Casa das Onze Janelas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Belem trip itinerary builder website.

Sao Paulo to Belem is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in October, expect Belem to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. You will leave for Macapa on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Belem

Highlights from your plan
Estacao das Docas ©
Estacao das Docas
Basilica de Nossa Senhora de Nazare ©
Basilica de Nossa Senhora de Nazare
Mangal das Garcas ©
Mangal das Garcas

1
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Macapa, Brazil

Macapa ©

The Capital of the Middle of the World

The equator cuts right through Macapa, giving the town the playful moniker of "The Capital of the Middle of the World." The city is accessible by air and sea; it sits along the Amazon River very near where it reaches the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Jose de Macapa Church.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Macapa online trip builder.

You can fly from Belem to Macapa in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In October in Macapa, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cayenne.

Things to do in Macapa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sao Jose de Macapa Church ©
Sao Jose de Macapa Church
Fortaleza de Sao Jose de Macapa ©
Fortaleza de Sao Jose de Macapa

4
nights
Cayenne, French Guiana

Cayenne ©
The capital of French Guiana, Cayenne sits at the mouth of the Cayenne River on the department's Atlantic coast.
Explore Cayenne's surroundings by going to Jardin Botanique de Guyane (in Macouria), Les Iles du Salut (in Kourou) and Bois de Rose Garden (in Montsinery-Tonnegrande). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Ilet la Mere, trek along Sentier du Rorota, get outside with Sentier des Salines, and examine the collection at Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Cayenne road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Macapa to Cayenne takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. October in Cayenne sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Paramaribo.

Things to do in Cayenne

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Ilet la Mere ©
Ilet la Mere
Devil's Island ©
Devil's Island
Les Iles du Salut ©
Les Iles du Salut

4
nights
Paramaribo, Suriname

Paramaribo ©

Wooden City

With the chance to visit a World Heritage-listed inner city, tours of Paramaribo remain among the most culturally enriching things tourists can do in Suriname.
Step out of Paramaribo to go to Meerzorg and see Peperpot Nature Park, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Mon) in the pleasant surroundings of Tafelberg Nature Preserve. There's still lots to do: walk around Palmentuin, make a trip to Neveh Shalom Jewish Synagogue, get a taste of the local shopping with Ready Tex Art Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch reformed church.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Paramaribo trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Cayenne to Paramaribo with the Route module. October in Paramaribo sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Georgetown.

Things to do in Paramaribo

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Tafelberg Nature Preserve ©
Tafelberg Nature Preserve
Palmentuin ©
Palmentuin
Brownsberg Nature Park ©
Brownsberg Nature Park

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Georgetown, Guyana

Georgetown ©

Garden City of the Caribbean

Guyana's capital and main urban area, Georgetown represents the starting point for many visits to the country.
Georgetown is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of St. George's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Guyana Heritage Museum Demerara, pause for some photo ops at The Non Aligned Monumnet, and get your bearings at Guyana National Library.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Georgetown trip maker.

You can fly from Paramaribo to Georgetown in 5 hours. The time zone changes from Suriname Time (SRT) to Guyana Time (GYT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Paramaribo in October, you will find days in Georgetown are little chillier (36°C), and nights are about the same (31°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Boa Vista.

Things to do in Georgetown

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Spas
Highlights from your plan
St. George's Cathedral ©
St. George's Cathedral
Pandama Retreat & Winery ©
Pandama Retreat & Winery
Parliament Bldg ©
Parliament Bldg

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Boa Vista, Brazil

Boa Vista ©
The capital of the state of Roraima, and home to roughly half its population, the planned city of Boa Vista was established in 1890 and designed according to an innovative radial shape.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Nacional do Monte Roraima.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Georgetown to Boa Vista. Traveling from Georgetown in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Boa Vista, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Manaus.

Things to do in Boa Vista

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zoologico do Batalhao do Forte Sao Joaquim ©
Zoologico do Batalhao do Forte Sao Joaquim

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Manaus, Brazil

Manaus ©

Paris of the Tropics

It's hard not to get excited when planning a trip to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, and the largest city on the mighty Amazon River.
Manaus is known for nightlife, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Meeting of Waters, look for all kinds of wild species at Arquipelago de Anavilhanas, get a new perspective on nature at Museu da Amazonia (MUSA), and buy something for everyone on your list at Manauara Shopping.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Manaus road trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Boa Vista to Manaus with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Porto Velho.

Things to do in Manaus

Highlights from your plan
Meeting of Waters ©
Meeting of Waters
Ponta Negra Beach ©
Ponta Negra Beach
Manauara Shopping ©
Manauara Shopping

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Porto Velho, Brazil

Porto Velho ©
Not a feature on most tourist itineraries, Porto Velho can make an interesting stop when headed to Manaus by riverboat.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): examine the collection at Museu Internacional do Presepio, look for gifts at Porto Velho Shopping, then see the interesting displays at Dom Joao Batista Costa Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Sagrado Coracao de Jesus.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Porto Velho online attractions planner.

Fly from Manaus to Porto Velho in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Porto Velho are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rio Branco.

Things to do in Porto Velho

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museu Internacional do Presepio ©
Museu Internacional do Presepio
Porto Velho Shopping ©
Porto Velho Shopping
Catedral Sagrado Coracao de Jesus ©
Catedral Sagrado Coracao de Jesus

1
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Rio Branco, Brazil

Rio Branco ©
A valley town in northern Brazil, Rio Branco was founded by rubber tappers and maintains its historical connection to the plantations that began the original settlement.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): examine the collection at Panteology Museum and then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Rio Branco. On the next day, walk around Parque do Tucuma, have fun at Sniper Rio Branco, then identify plant and animal life at Parque Ambiental Chico Mendes, then don't miss a visit to Praca da Revolucao, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Nossa Senhora de Nazare.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rio Branco visit planner.

Getting from Porto Velho to Rio Branco by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto Velho to Rio Branco is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Rio Branco

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Parque Ambiental Chico Mendes ©
Parque Ambiental Chico Mendes
Palacio Rio Branco ©
Palacio Rio Branco
Parque do Tucuma ©
Parque do Tucuma

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Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Santa Cruz ©
More populous than the capital and La Paz, and one of the fastest-growing cities in the world, Santa Cruz has become a thriving commercial center, yet retained some of the trappings of tradition.
Spend the 31st (Sat) exploring nature at Amboro National Park. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Guembe, admire the masterpieces at Museo Artecampo, get into the urban bustle at Casa Cultural Melchor Pinto, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Santa Cruz.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rio Branco to Santa Cruz takes 35.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Acre Standard Time to Bolivia Time is 1 hour. October in Santa Cruz sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Guembe ©
Guembe
Catedral de Santa Cruz ©
Catedral de Santa Cruz
Casa Cultural Melchor Pinto ©
Casa Cultural Melchor Pinto

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