33 days in South America Itinerary

33 days in South America Itinerary

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33 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Cordoba, Argentina
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3​h
2
Praia da Pipa, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Maragogi, Brazil
— 4 nights
+4
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  9​h 15​min
5
Itacare, Brazil
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Ferry:  5​h
6
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
+4
Shuttle + Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  8​h 45​min
7
Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Bus:  4​h
8
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  13​h
10
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Cordoba, Argentina

4
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 Golfinhos and Atalaia Beach. Relax by the water at Fernando de Noronha and Porto de Santo Antonio Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Leão, stroll through Baia do Sancho, make a trip to Forte De Nossa Senhora Dos Remedios, and examine the collection at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha visit planning tool .

Cordoba, Argentina to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Argentine Time (ART) to Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Cordoba in May, expect Fernando de Noronha to be much hotter, temps between 34°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Fernado de Noronha Island ©
Fernado de Noronha Island
Atalaia Beach ©
Atalaia Beach

3
nights
Praia da Pipa, Brazil

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Barra de Cunhau and Dolphins Bay. We've included these beaches for you: Pipa Beach and Amor Beach. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Guarairas Beach and stroll through Madeiro Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Praia da Pipa trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Fernando de Noronha to Praia da Pipa in 3 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Fernando de Noronha in May since evenings lows in Praia da Pipa dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Barra de Cunhau
Highlights from your plan
Guarairas Beach ©
Guarairas Beach
Barra de Cunhau ©
Barra de Cunhau
Pipa Beach ©
Pipa Beach

2
nights
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
On the 29th (Wed), kick back and relax at Pontal de Maracaipe and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia De Maracaipe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Natural Pools of Porto de Galinhas.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Porto de Galinhas holiday planning app .

You can drive from Praia da Pipa to Porto de Galinhas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Maragogi.

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
Pontal de Maracaipe ©
Pontal de Maracaipe

4
nights
Maragogi, Brazil

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burgalhau Beach and Japaratinga Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Praia de Tamandare and Beach Patacho - Ecological Route Miracles. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Praia Ponta de Mangue, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boqueirao Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande, and see the vivid underwater world at Gales de Maragogi.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Maragogi trip planner.

Getting from Porto de Galinhas to Maragogi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Itacare.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Japaratinga, Praia de Tamandare, Beach Patacho - Ecological Route Miracles
Highlights from your plan
Burgalhau Beach ©
Burgalhau Beach
Praia Ponta de Mangue ©
Praia Ponta de Mangue

2
nights
Itacare, Brazil

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Havaizinho Beach and Ribeira Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia da Tiririca and Jeribucacu Beach. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Prainha Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Itacarezinho Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Itacare trip website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Maragogi to Itacare in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. June in Itacare sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Itacare

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ribeira Beach ©
Ribeira Beach
Prainha Beach ©
Prainha Beach
Jeribucacu Beach ©
Jeribucacu Beach

2
nights
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.
On the 7th (Fri), stroll through Quarta Praia and then enjoy the sand and surf at Segunda Praia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): stroll through Gamboa Beach, then kick back and relax at Praia do Mirante, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Morro de Sao Paulo day trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Itacare to Morro de Sao Paulo in 5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Morro de Sao Paulo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Quarta Praia ©
Quarta Praia
Gamboa Beach ©
Gamboa Beach
Segunda Praia ©
Segunda Praia

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Aventureiro and Sitio Forte Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Lagoa Azul and Itaguacu Beach. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, kick back and relax at Maguariquecaba Beach, and stroll through Grumixama Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ilha Grande trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Morro de Sao Paulo to Ilha Grande. Traveling from Morro de Sao Paulo in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Ilha Grande, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Aventureiro ©
Aventureiro
Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande ©
Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande
Grumixama Beach ©
Grumixama Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip builder app .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. In June in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Pedra do Arpoador ©
Pedra do Arpoador

4
nights
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia and Buzios Escola de Asa Delta. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia and Praia do Forte. Take a break from Armacao dos Buzios with a short trip to Praia Grande in Arraial do Cabo, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a leisurely stroll along Porto da Barra Buzios, make a trip to Rua das Pedras, and stroll through Ferradura Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Armacao dos Buzios travel route builder tool .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Armacao dos Buzios by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. June in Armacao dos Buzios sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Arraial do Cabo, Praia do Forte
Highlights from your plan
Rua das Pedras ©
Rua das Pedras
Scuba & Snorkeling
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia ©
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cerro Tronador and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get outdoors at Catedral Alta Patagonis and Circuito Chico. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, stroll through Isla Victoria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Carlos de Bariloche.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche tour itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Armacao dos Buzios to San Carlos de Bariloche in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Armacao dos Buzios in June, with highs in San Carlos de Bariloche at 9°C and lows at -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis

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