49 days in South America Itinerary

49 days in South America Itinerary

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49 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  30 h
1
Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h
2
Praia da Pipa
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Maragogi
— 4 nights
+3
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Shuttle:  9 h 45 min
4
Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Bus:  5 h
5
Itacare
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
6
Porto Seguro
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  6 h
7
Armacao dos Buzios
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Ferry:  7 h 30 min
8
Ilha Grande
— 3 nights
Ferry + Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Ubatuba
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
10
Ilhabela
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  7 h 45 min
11
Florianopolis
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
12
Bombinhas
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  26 h
End: Melbourne

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.
Get outdoors at Baia do Sancho and Baia dos Porcos. Explore hidden gems such as Conceicao Beach and Fernado de Noronha Island. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Baia dos Golfinhos, see the interesting displays at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Leão.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from Melbourne to Fernando de Noronha. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Fernando de Noronha when traveling from Melbourne in February, with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can 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

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Barra de Cunhau and Madeiro Beach. Visit Praia Tibau do Sul and Praias Do Amor E Do Moleque for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Pipa Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Madeiro Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Praia da Pipa online travel route builder .

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. In February in Praia da Pipa, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Maragogi.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Maragogi

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Praia Ponta de Mangue and Peroba Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Japaratinga Beach and Praia de Tamandare. Explore Maragogi's surroundings by going to Porto de Galinhas (Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, Praia De Maracaipe, & more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Burgalhau Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Gales de Maragogi, and enjoy the sand and surf at Antunes Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Maragogi holiday builder website .

Traveling by car from Praia da Pipa to Maragogi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
Farol do Morro and Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz are good opportunities to explore the local culture. We've included these beaches for you: Gamboa Beach and Garapua Beach. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) and tour the pleasant surroundings at Quarta Praia.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Morro de Sao Paulo route maker app .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Maragogi to Morro de Sao Paulo takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. March in Morro de Sao Paulo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Itacare.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

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

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Jeribucacu Beach and Praia Dos Milionarios. Step out of the city life by going to Prainha Beach and Havaizinho Beach. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Ribeira Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Engenhoca Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Itacare attractions tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Morro de Sao Paulo to Itacare in 5 hours. March in Itacare sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Itacare

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Capela de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda and Quadrado. You'll get in some beach time at Coroa Vermelha Beach and Muta Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Rio da Barra Beach, stroll through Praia dos Nativos, see the vivid underwater world at Recife de Fora, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Porto Seguro trip builder .

Drive from Itacare to Porto Seguro in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In March in Porto Seguro, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) 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
Praia dos Coqueiros ©
Praia dos Coqueiros
Coroa Vermelha Beach ©
Coroa Vermelha Beach
Muta Beach ©
Muta Beach

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Azedinha Beach and Praia do Forte. Step out of the city life by going to Prainha and Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia Grande (in Arraial do Cabo) and Praia das Conchas (in Cabo Frio). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Azeda Beach, kick back and relax at Ferradura Beach, and don't miss a visit to Rua das Pedras.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Armacao dos Buzios holiday maker .

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 35°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Arraial do Cabo, Cabo Frio
Highlights from your plan
Praia das Conchas ©
Praia das Conchas
Azedinha Beach ©
Azedinha Beach
Prainha ©
Prainha

3
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 Caxadaco Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Aventureiro and Aracatibinha Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Preta, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santo Antonio Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ilha Grande online trip planner .

Getting from Armacao dos Buzios to Ilha Grande by combination of bus and ferry takes about 7.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Ilha Grande can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ubatuba.

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

4
nights
Ubatuba

Ubatuba ©
Ubatuba, a municipality with great swathes of lush, green forest and over 100 beaches, offers plenty of excitement and relaxation to suit a range of itineraries.
Step off the beaten path and head to Meio Beach and Domingas Dias Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Juquehy Beach and Praia da Baleia. Change things up with these side-trips from Ubatuba: Praia do Cachadaco (in Trindade) and National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida (in Aparecida). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Prumirim Beach and stroll through Praia das Toninhas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ubatuba tour planning app .

Do a combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Ubatuba in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Amazon Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sao Sebastiao, Paraty, National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida
Highlights from your plan
Prumirim Beach ©
Prumirim Beach
Juquehy Beach ©
Juquehy Beach
Itamambuca Beach ©
Itamambuca Beach

3
nights
Ilhabela

Ilhabela ©
Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Visiting Baia de Castelhanos Beach and Bonete Beach will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Jabaquara Beach and Praia Pedra do Sino. Step out of Ilhabela to go to Maresias and see Maresias Beach, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: stroll through Praia Da Feiticeira and enjoy the sand and surf at Curral Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Ilhabela trip planner .

Drive from Ubatuba to Ilhabela in 3 hours. Traveling from Ubatuba to Ilhabela, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March in Ilhabela, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Maresias Beach
Highlights from your plan
Praia Da Feiticeira ©
Praia Da Feiticeira
Baia de Castelhanos Beach ©
Baia de Castelhanos Beach
Jabaquara Beach ©
Jabaquara Beach

4
nights
Florianopolis

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
We've included these beaches for you: Lagoinha do Leste and Praia do Campeche. Visiting Praia do Santinho and Ferrugem Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Florianopolis' surroundings by going to Praia do Rosa (in Praia do Rosa), Garopaba Beach (in Garopaba) and Guarda do Embau Beach (in Palhoca). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cachoeira Do Bom Jesus Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Lagoa Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Florianopolis trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilhabela to Florianopolis takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and car. In March, daily temperatures in Florianopolis can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bombinhas.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Garopaba, Guarda do Embau Beach, Praia do Rosa
Highlights from your plan
Matadeiro Beach ©
Matadeiro Beach
Guarda do Embau Beach ©
Guarda do Embau Beach
Ferrugem Beach ©
Ferrugem Beach

3
nights
Bombinhas

Bombinhas ©
A municipality geared towards seaside tourism, tiny Bombinhas makes up for its diminutive size with ample opportunities off its shores, including snorkeling, diving, and boat tours.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Praia de Mariscal and Praia de Bombas. You'll get in some beach time at Praia De Quatro Ilhas and Itapema Beach. Go for a jaunt from Bombinhas to Balneario Camboriu to see Praia das Laranjeiras about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Tainha, stroll through Bombinhas Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at Morro do Macaco.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bombinhas trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Florianopolis to Bombinhas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bombinhas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia de Bombas, Praia das Laranjeiras, Itapema Beach
Highlights from your plan
Da Lagoa ©
Da Lagoa
Praia de Mariscal ©
Praia de Mariscal
Praia De Quatro Ilhas ©
Praia De Quatro Ilhas

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