53 days in South America Itinerary

53 days in South America Itinerary

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Start: York, United Kingdom
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Praia da Pipa, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Maceio, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
5
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Bus:  5 h
6
Itacare, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
7
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
8
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Bus:  4 h
9
Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h
10
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  11 h 45 min
11
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly:  19 h
12
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 3 nights
+5
Bus + Ferry + Taxi + Fly + Subway + Train:  28 h
End: York, United Kingdom

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Baia do Sancho and Atalaia Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Conceicao Beach and Praia do Cachorro. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Boldro Beacch, and stroll through Porto de Santo Antonio Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha road trip planning app.

York, UK to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from York to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. While traveling from York, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Fernando de Noronha, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Praia do Cachorro ©
Praia do Cachorro
Conceicao Beach ©
Conceicao Beach
Fernado de Noronha Island ©
Fernado de Noronha Island

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Barra de Cunhau and Madeiro Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Praia Tibau do Sul and Amor Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praias Do Amor E Do Moleque and tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia dos Golfinhos.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Praia da Pipa trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Praia da Pipa in 4.5 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 July since evenings lows in Praia da Pipa dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Get outdoors at Muro Alto Beach and Japaratinga Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Serrambi Beach and Praia De Maracaipe. Explore Porto de Galinhas' surroundings by going to Maragogi (Gales de Maragogi, Praia Ponta de Mangue, &more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, and stroll through Pontal de Maracaipe.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Porto de Galinhas tour planner.

You can drive from Praia da Pipa to Porto de Galinhas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Maceio.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Maceio, Brazil

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia Dunas de Marapé. and Ponta Verde Beach. Get in touch with nature at Praia de Sonho Verde and Praia de Ipioca. Go for a jaunt from Maceio to Paripueira to see Paripueira Beach about 46 minutes away.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Maceio trip builder app.

You can drive from Porto de Galinhas to Maceio in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Porto de Galinhas in July since evenings lows in Maceio dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Maceio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paripueira, Praia Dunas de Marapé.
Highlights from your plan
Praia Dunas de Marapé. ©
Praia Dunas de Marapé.
Praia de Sonho Verde ©
Praia de Sonho Verde
Paripueira Beach ©
Paripueira Beach

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz and Farol do Morro. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Gamboa Beach and Terceira Praia. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Garapua Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Segunda Praia.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Morro de Sao Paulo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Maceio to Morro de Sao Paulo takes 8.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Morro de Sao Paulo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Itacare.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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, 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Concha Beach and Prainha Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Jeribucacu Beach and Ribeira Beach. There's still lots to do: stroll through Engenhoca Beach and kick back and relax at Itacarezinho Beach.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Itacare journey maker website.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Morro de Sao Paulo to Itacare in 5.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Itacare when traveling from Morro de Sao Paulo in July, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Itacare

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Jeribucacu Beach ©
Jeribucacu Beach
Prainha Beach ©
Prainha Beach
Praia da Tiririca ©
Praia da Tiririca

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda and Quadrado. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Praia dos Coqueiros and Praia dos Nativos. Step out of Porto Seguro to go to Santa Cruz Cabralia and see Coroa Vermelha Beach, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Praia de Taipe, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico, stroll through Mirror Beach, and see the vivid underwater world at Recife de Fora.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Porto Seguro trip tool.

Traveling by car from Itacare to Porto Seguro takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

5
nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Praia de Grumari and Pedra da Gavea. Venture out of the city with trips to Petropolis (Cervejaria Bohemia, Imperial Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Porto Seguro to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Petropolis
Highlights from your plan
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Grumari ©
Praia de Grumari

5
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Lagoa Azul and Dois Rios Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Aventureiro and Pico do Papagaio. There's lots more to do: stroll through Caxadaco Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Sitio Forte Beach, and explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ilha Grande trip planning app.

Take a bus from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande in 4.5 hours. August in Ilha Grande sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

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

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Catedral Alta Patagonis and Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. Discover out-of-the-way places like Piedras Blancas and Chocolates Rapanui. There's much more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ventisquero Negro, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and walk around Parque Nahuelito.

For photos and more tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Ilha Grande to San Carlos de Bariloche by flight takes about 15 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Ilha Grande in August, expect San Carlos de Bariloche to be much colder, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
River Rafting & Tubing
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi

4
nights
Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at exploor and Museo de Arte Precolombino. Sacsayhuaman and Sacred Valley of the Incas will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Hacienda del Chalan (in Urubamba) and Ollantaytambo (Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo & Qosqo Ayllu). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Qorikancha, wander the streets of San Blas, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Vida Monastica - Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Cusco, and admire the striking features of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cusco travel route planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Cusco takes 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Peru Standard Time (PET) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in August, plan for much warmer days in Cusco, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Ollantaytambo, Hacienda del Chalan, Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlights from your plan
exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve and Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Las Grietas. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, shop like a local with Galeria Aymara, and stop by Chocolapagos Darwin's Favourites.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Puerto Ayora takes 19.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Cusco, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Puerto Ayora, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
Highlights from your plan
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station

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