48 days in Hawaii & South America Itinerary

48 days in Hawaii & South America Itinerary

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48 days in Hawaii & South America Itinerary

Start: Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Fly + Bus:  27​h
1
Lahaina, United States
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Hilo, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kailua-Kona, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Poipu, United States
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h 15​min
5
Haleiwa, United States
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  29​h
6
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 2 nights
+4
Bus + Subway + Foot + Bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  6​h
8
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Ferry:  7​h 30​min
9
Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 1 night
+5
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Foot + Bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
10
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3​h
11
Praia da Pipa, Brazil
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Palma de Mallorca, Spain

4
nights
Lahaina, United States

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Step off the beaten path and head to Napili Beach and Ho'okipa Beach Park. Step out of the city life by going to Wailea Beach and Parasailing & Paragliding. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Kihei (Kamaole Beach Park II & Kamaole Beach Park III), Wailea (Makena Beach & Ulua Beach) and Iao Valley (in Wailuku). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapalua Coastal Trail, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, explore the fascinating landscape at Surf Ripper Shave Ice Co, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lahaina trip itinerary planning tool .

Palma de Mallorca, Spain to Lahaina is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Palma de Mallorca to Lahaina is minus 11 hours. Traveling from Palma de Mallorca in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lahaina, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Kihei, Wailuku, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park

4
nights
Hilo, United States

Hilo ©
One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
Step out of the city life by going to Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden and Kīlauea. Step off the beaten path and head to Punalu‘U Beach and Kilauea Iki Trailhead. Venture out of the city with trips to Pahoa (Kapoho Tide Pools & Steam Vents), Jagger Museum (in Volcano) and Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) (in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, and admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hilo trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Hilo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daytime highs in Hilo are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Pahoa, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Punalu‘U Beach, Jagger Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

5
nights
Kailua-Kona, United States

Kailua-Kona
Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Attractions like Papakōlea Green Sand Beach and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park make great kid-friendly stops. Explore hidden gems such as Saddle Road and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore Kailua-Kona's surroundings by going to Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako) and Swim with Dolphins (in Waikoloa). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), appreciate the views at Pololu Valley Lookout, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and get to know the fascinating history of Waipio Valley.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona travel route planner .

You can drive from Hilo to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Saddle Road
Saddle Road
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)

6
nights
Poipu, United States

Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. You'll get in some beach time at Hanalei Beach and Tunnels Beach. Kids will enjoy Shipwreck Beach and Poipu Beach Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Poipu: Hanalei (Hanalei Valley Lookout & Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge), Ke'e Beach (in Haena) and Kauai Path (in Kapaa). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, enjoy the sand and surf at Polihale State Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Poipu road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Poipu in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Poipu can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Haleiwa.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hanalei, Kauai, Polihale State Park, Kauai Path, Wailua Falls
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Haleiwa, United States

Haleiwa ©
Haleiwa is a North Shore community and census-designated place (CDP) in the Waialua District of the island of Oahu, City and County of Honolulu. Discover out-of-the-way places like Waimea Valley and Sharks Cove. Bring the kids along to Ko Olina Lagoons and Waimea Bay. Step out of Haleiwa with an excursion to Swim with Dolphins in Waianae--about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: take the plunge with a skydiving experience, kick back and relax at Sunset Beach Park, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Haleiwa trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Poipu to Haleiwa in 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Poipu in July since evenings lows in Haleiwa dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Haleiwa

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Swim with Dolphins, Ko Olina Lagoons, Sharks Cove
Highlights from your plan
Ko Olina Lagoons ©
Ko Olina Lagoons
Skydiving
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

2
nights
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil

Alto Paraiso de Goias ©
Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
Explore hidden gems such as Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros and Almecegas I Waterfalls. Step out of the city life by going to Vale da Lua and Cachoeira dos Cristais. It doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Catarata dos Couros and delve into the mystery of Jardim de Maytreia.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Alto Paraiso de Goias trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Haleiwa to Alto Paraiso de Goias. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Amazon Time (AMT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cachoeira dos Cristais ©
Cachoeira dos Cristais
Vale da Lua ©
Vale da Lua

5
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Coroa Vermelha Beach and Praia de Taipe. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Taperapua Beach and Muta Beach. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Recife de Fora, kick back and relax at Praia dos Coqueiros, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirror Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico.

Plan my day in Porto Seguro using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Porto Seguro takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Porto Seguro. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Rio da Barra Beach ©
Rio da Barra Beach
Coroa Vermelha Beach ©
Coroa Vermelha Beach
Taperapua Beach ©
Taperapua Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): kick back and relax at Praia do Forte and then enjoy the sand and surf at Azeda Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): kick back and relax at Ferradura Beach, kick back and relax at Ferradurinha Beach, and then stroll through Tartaruga Beach.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Armacao dos Buzios sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Porto Seguro to Armacao dos Buzios in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Praia do Forte
Highlights from your plan
Azeda Beach ©
Azeda Beach
Ferradurinha Beach ©
Ferradurinha Beach
Ferradura Beach ©
Ferradura Beach

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Tue), stroll through Aventureiro and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dois Rios Beach. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, then kick back and relax at Lopes Mendes Beach, and then stroll through Lagoa Azul.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Ilha Grande attractions planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Armacao dos Buzios to Ilha Grande in 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

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

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.
Bring the kids along to Praia do Cacimba do Padre and Praia do Cachorro. Visiting Conceicao Beach and Atalaia Beach will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: get outside with Baia dos Porcos, kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste, stroll through Baia dos Golfinhos, and walk around Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Ilha Grande to Fernando de Noronha with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ilha Grande to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Fernando de Noronha when traveling from Ilha Grande in August, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Boldro Beacch ©
Boldro Beacch
Praia do Cacimba do Padre ©
Praia do Cacimba do Padre
Conceicao Beach ©
Conceicao Beach

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Amor Beach and Praia Tibau do Sul will thrill your kids. Get outdoors at Barra de Cunhau and Madeiro Beach. Take a break from Praia da Pipa with a short trip to Cotovelo Beach in Parnamirim, about 1h 20 min away. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Madeiro Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Pipa Beach.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Praia da Pipa trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Fernando de Noronha to Praia da Pipa in 3 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Praia da Pipa due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Fernando de Noronha in August since evenings lows in Praia da Pipa dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Madeiro Beach, Barra de Cunhau, Cotovelo Beach
Highlights from your plan
Praia Tibau do Sul ©
Praia Tibau do Sul
Barra de Cunhau ©
Barra de Cunhau
Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach

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