50 days in South America Itinerary

50 days in South America Itinerary

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Gramado, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Paraty, Brazil
— 5 nights

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Gramado, Brazil

Gramado ©

Hydrangea Garden

Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Change things up with a short trip to Central Sul Raft in Tres Coroas (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro, see the interesting displays at Museu dos Beatles, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, and make a trip to Caro Watson Escape Game.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Gramado trip tool.

Sao Paulo to Gramado is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Lago Negro
4.5
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Park
Mini Mundo
4.5
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River Rafting / Tubing
Central Sul Raft
4.9

2
nights
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©

Land of the Waterfalls

A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu trip app.

Getting from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Iguazu Falls
4.9

5
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©

Queen of La Plata

Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, make a trip to Casa Rosada, and get to know the fascinating history of La Boca.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip planning website.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Foz do Iguacu to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in January: highs in Buenos Aires hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Highlights from your trip
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Mission
Plaza de Mayo
4.1
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Neighborhood
Puerto Madero
4.5

3
nights
El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, trek along Laguna de los Tres, and then get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our El Chalten online trip maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Buenos Aires to El Chalten in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Fitz Roy
4.9
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Historic Walking Area
Laguna Torre
4.9

4
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Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Santiago is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, examine the collection at La Chascona, admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central).

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Santiago in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from El Chalten to Santiago is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature
Highlights from your trip
©
Specialty Museum
La Chascona
4.6

5
nights
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

Puerto Villamil ©
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Puerto Villamil is known for nature, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puerto Villamil, stop by Los Tuneles, and explore the striking landscape at El Tunel del Estero.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil trip app.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Puerto Villamil takes 16.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Santiago to Puerto Villamil. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Volcano
Sierra Negra
4.3
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Island
Las Tintoreras
4.6
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Nature / Park
Concha de Perla
4.4

5
nights
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Puerto Ayora ©
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and view the masterpieces at Galeria Aymara.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora day trip site.

Getting from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time (GALT) to Ecuador Time (ECT) is 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in Puerto Ayora can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

6
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha ©

Emerald of the Atlantic

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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste, stroll through Baia do Sancho, make a trip to Fortaleza N S dos Remedios, and head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Puerto Ayora to Fernando de Noronha in 26 hours. Traveling from Puerto Ayora to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Baia do Sancho
4.9

5
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Tijuca, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pedra Bonita.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rio de Janeiro trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

6
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.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Papagaio, kick back and relax at Parnaioca Beach, explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, and stroll through Aventureiro.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ilha Grande online trip builder.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Highlights from your trip

5
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Paraty, Brazil

Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
Paraty is known for beaches, nature, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Ilha da Cotia Beach, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and stroll through Saco do Mamangua Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Paraty trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Speed Boats Tours
5.0
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Neighborhood
Centro Historico
4.6

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