31 days in South America Itinerary

31 days in South America Itinerary

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Start: Munich
Fly + Drive:  20 h 15 min
1
Armacao dos Buzios
— 2 nights
Bus:  7 h 30 min
2
Ilha Grande
— 2 nights
Bus:  4 h
3
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Porto Seguro
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Itacare
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Ferry:  5 h
6
Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
7
Maceio
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Porto de Galinhas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
9
Praia da Pipa
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
10
Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Munich

2
nights
Armacao dos Buzios

Armacao dos Buzios ©
Perched on the tip of a peninsula about 175 km (109 mi) east of Rio de Janeiro, the coastal town of Armacao dos Buzios attracts visitors looking to enjoy a beachside getaway without the crowds and chaos of the big city.
Step off the beaten path and head to Azedinha Beach and Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia. Get in touch with nature at Praia do Forte and Ferradurinha Beach. Go for a jaunt from Armacao dos Buzios to Arraial do Cabo to see Praia Grande about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Azeda Beach, make a trip to Rua das Pedras, and stroll through Ferradura Beach.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Armacao dos Buzios itinerary planner.

Munich, Germany to Armacao dos Buzios is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Munich to Armacao dos Buzios due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Munich in September; daily highs in Armacao dos Buzios reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Arraial do Cabo, Praia do Forte
Highlights from your plan
Azedinha Beach ©
Azedinha Beach
Praia do Forte ©
Praia do Forte
Praia Grande ©
Praia Grande

2
nights
Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Step out of the city life by going to Dois Rios Beach and Praia Preta. Discover out-of-the-way places like Caxadaco Beach and Lagoa Azul. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Abraaozinho Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Amor.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ilha Grande travel route planner.

Traveling by bus from Armacao dos Buzios to Ilha Grande takes 7.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Ilha Grande are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dois Rios Beach ©
Dois Rios Beach
Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Azul
Aventureiro ©
Aventureiro

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Parque Lage and Ilha Fiscal. Take a break from the city and head to Copacabana Beach and Leblon Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, stroll through Barra da Tijuca Beach, browse the collection at Real Gabinete Portugues Da Leitura, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip tool.

You can take a bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro in 4.5 hours. September in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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

3
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.
Visit Coroa Vermelha Beach and Muta Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Praia dos Coqueiros and Taperapua Beach. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Joao Batista, appreciate the extensive heritage of Quadrado, and see the vivid underwater world at Recife de Fora.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Porto Seguro itinerary maker.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Porto Seguro in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Porto Seguro are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Itacare.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Coroa Vermelha Beach ©
Coroa Vermelha Beach
Muta Beach ©
Muta Beach
Praia dos Coqueiros ©
Praia dos Coqueiros

3
nights
Itacare

Itacare ©
Most visitors remember their Itacare vacation by the area's wide beaches, lapped by breakers ideal for both experienced surfers and novice wave riders still perfecting their skills.
We've included these beaches for you: Jeribucacu Beach and Prainha Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Havaizinho Beach and Concha Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Engenhoca Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Itacarezinho Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Tijuipe Waterfall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Itacare holiday site.

Drive from Porto Seguro to Itacare in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In September, daytime highs in Itacare are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Itacare

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Jeribucacu Beach ©
Jeribucacu Beach
Prainha Beach ©
Prainha Beach
Praia da Tiririca ©
Praia da Tiririca

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Gamboa Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto). On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Quarta Praia and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Segunda Praia.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Morro de Sao Paulo journey builder tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Itacare to Morro de Sao Paulo takes 5.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Morro de Sao Paulo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Maceio.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gamboa Beach ©
Gamboa Beach
Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) ©
Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto)
Quarta Praia ©
Quarta Praia

3
nights
Maceio

Maceio ©
Dazzling waters, long stretches of white sand beach, and the splendid colors of nearby mineral cliffs typify Maceio, the laid-back capital of Alagoas state.
You'll get in some beach time at Praia Dunas de Marapé. and Praia de Ipioca. Escape the urban bustle at Broken Car Beach and Paripueira Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Ponta Verde Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Maceio trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Morro de Sao Paulo to Maceio in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Morro de Sao Paulo in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Maceio. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Maceio

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Paripueira Beach, Praia Dunas de Marapé.
Highlights from your plan
Broken Car Beach ©
Broken Car Beach
Praia Dunas de Marapé. ©
Praia Dunas de Marapé.
Paripueira Beach ©
Paripueira Beach

2
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stroll through Praia De Maracaipe, stroll through Pontal de Maracaipe, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Serrambi Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, and then kick back and relax at Muro Alto Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas trip builder.

Getting from Maceio to Porto de Galinhas by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Maceio in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Porto de Galinhas. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Serrambi Beach ©
Serrambi Beach
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach

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.
On the 8th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Baia dos Golfinhos, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Madeiro Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Amor Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Pipa Beach and then kick back and relax at Madeiro Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Praia da Pipa day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Porto de Galinhas to Praia da Pipa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Madeiro Beach
Highlights from your plan
Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach
Pipa Beach ©
Pipa Beach
Baia dos Golfinhos ©
Baia dos Golfinhos

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao and Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha. You'll get in some beach time at Baia do Sancho and Praia do Cacimba do Padre. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cachorro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boldro Beacch, get interesting insight from Tours, and get outside with Baia dos Porcos.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha travel route planner.

Getting from Praia da Pipa to Fernando de Noronha by flight takes about 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Praia da Pipa to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia dos Golfinhos ©
Baia dos Golfinhos
Conceicao Beach ©
Conceicao Beach
Fernado de Noronha Island ©
Fernado de Noronha Island

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