39 days in South America Itinerary

39 days in South America Itinerary

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39 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Vilnius
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3​h
2
Praia da Pipa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Porto de Galinhas
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Maceio
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  6​h 45​min
5
Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Bus:  5​h
6
Itacare
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Porto Seguro
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Armacao dos Buzios
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Ferry:  7​h 30​min
10
Ilha Grande
— 4 nights
+4
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Tram + Fly:  25​h
End: Vilnius

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Conceicao Beach and Baia dos Porcos. Take a break from the city and head to Baia do Sancho and Atalaia Beach. The adventure continues: walk around Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park, kick back and relax at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cachorro.

For photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary maker.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT), which is usually a -4 hour difference. In September, Fernando de Noronha is much warmer than Vilnius - with highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Boldro Beacch ©
Boldro Beacch
Conceicao Beach ©
Conceicao Beach
Fernado de Noronha Island ©
Fernado de Noronha Island

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 23rd (Wed), kick back and relax at Amor Beach, kick back and relax at Madeiro Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Baia dos Golfinhos. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Barra de Cunhau, get great views at Chapadao Hill, and then kick back and relax at Madeiro Beach.

To find traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Praia da Pipa trip maker app .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Fernando de Noronha to Praia da Pipa in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Praia da Pipa. Expect slightly colder evenings in Praia da Pipa when traveling from Fernando de Noronha in September, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Barra de Cunhau, Madeiro Beach
Highlights from your plan
Barra de Cunhau ©
Barra de Cunhau
Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach
Baia dos Golfinhos ©
Baia dos Golfinhos

4
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Explore hidden gems such as Praia Ponta de Mangue and Japaratinga Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Muro Alto Beach and Pontal de Maracaipe. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto de Galinhas: Maragogi (Gales de Maragogi & Antunes Beach) and Tamandare (Capela de Sao Benedito & Praia de Tamandare). There's more to do: explore the activities along Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia De Maracaipe.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Porto de Galinhas using our trip planner.

You can drive from Praia da Pipa to Porto de Galinhas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Porto de Galinhas, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Maceio.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Maragogi, Tamandare, Japaratinga Beach
Highlights from your plan
Japaratinga Beach ©
Japaratinga Beach
Praia Ponta de Mangue ©
Praia Ponta de Mangue
Praia de Tamandare ©
Praia de Tamandare

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Broken Car Beach and Paripueira Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Barra de Sao Miguel Beach and Praia do Gunga. There's more to do: stroll through Ponta Verde Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipioca.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Maceio trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Porto de Galinhas to Maceio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Porto de Galinhas in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in Maceio. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Maceio

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia do Gunga, Paripueira Beach, Barra de Sao Miguel Beach
Highlights from your plan
Broken Car Beach ©
Broken Car Beach
Barra de Sao Miguel Beach ©
Barra de Sao Miguel Beach
Praia do Gunga ©
Praia do Gunga

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gamboa Beach and Terceira Praia. Visit Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) and Segunda Praia for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Garapua Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Quarta Praia, enjoy the sea views from Farol do Morro, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz.

To find traveler tips, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our Morro de Sao Paulo tour builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Maceio to Morro de Sao Paulo in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. October in Morro de Sao Paulo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Itacare.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

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

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jeribucacu Beach and Ribeira Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Prainha Beach and Havaizinho Beach. Step out of Itacare with an excursion to Praia Dos Milionarios in Ilheus--about 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Engenhoca Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Itacarezinho Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read Itacare online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Morro de Sao Paulo to Itacare in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Itacare

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Praia Dos Milionarios
Highlights from your plan
Jeribucacu Beach ©
Jeribucacu Beach
Prainha Beach ©
Prainha Beach
Praia da Tiririca ©
Praia da Tiririca

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Coroa Vermelha Beach and Mirror Beach. Get some cultural insight at Capela de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda and Centro Historico. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Praia de Taipe, identify plant and animal life at Recife de Fora, and stroll through Pitinga Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Porto Seguro attractions planner.

Getting from Itacare to Porto Seguro by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In October, daytime highs in Porto Seguro are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Copacabana Beach and Parque Nacional Tijuca. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jerusalem Cultural Center and Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, take some stellar pictures from Morro da Urca, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Lage, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro online trip builder .

You can fly from Porto Seguro to Rio de Janeiro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Parque Nacional Tijuca ©
Parque Nacional Tijuca

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Azedinha Beach and Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Praia das Dunas and Praia Grande. When in Armacao dos Buzios, make a side trip to see Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia in Arraial do Cabo, approximately Arraial do Cabo away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Rua das Pedras, stroll through Ferradurinha Beach, cool off at Tartaruga Beach, and kick back and relax at Ferradura Beach.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Armacao dos Buzios online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Rio de Janeiro to Armacao dos Buzios in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Armacao dos Buzios are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Arraial do Cabo, Praia das Dunas
Highlights from your plan
Azedinha Beach ©
Azedinha Beach
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia ©
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia
Ferradurinha Beach ©
Ferradurinha Beach

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lagoa Azul and Aventureiro. Visiting Praia Preta and Caxadaco Beach will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Dois Rios Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Passaterra Beach, and explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ilha Grande vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Armacao dos Buzios to Ilha Grande takes 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

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

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