56 days in South America Itinerary

56 days in South America Itinerary

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56 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Bratislava, Slovakia
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 15​min
2
El Chalten, Argentina
— 1 night
+5
bus + taxi + Fly + bus + foot + bus:  21​h 30​min
3
Bombinhas, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
4
Sao Sebastiao, Brazil
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Ilhabela, Brazil
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Ubatuba, Brazil
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Paraty, Brazil
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil
— 3 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
10
Itacare, Brazil
— 3 nights
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  9​h 15​min
11
Maragogi, Brazil
— 5 nights
+2
taxi + shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
12
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  22​h
End: Bratislava, Slovakia


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7
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo del Lago Gutierrez and Monumento Historico Municipal Capilla La Inmaculada. Do some cultural sightseeing at Parroquia San Eduardo and Cementerio del Montanes. Venture out of the city with trips to Mirador Lago Traful (in Villa Traful) and Villa La Angostura (Museo Historico Regional de Villa La Angostura, Capilla Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, & more). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ventisquero Negro, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bonita, take in the dramatic scenery at Garganta del Diablo, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche trip maker .

Bratislava, Slovakia to San Carlos de Bariloche is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Bratislava to San Carlos de Bariloche, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bratislava in December, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in San Carlos de Bariloche: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Villa La Angostura, Mirador Lago Traful
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Fishing Charters & Tours
Ventisquero Negro ©
Ventisquero Negro

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Sat), get outside with Mirador Rio De Las Vueltas, then get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores, and then take in the awesome beauty at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Los Huemules, then see the interesting displays at Casa Madsen Museo, and then look for gifts at Marcopolo Bookstore.

Plan my trip to El Chalten with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Bombinhas.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado ©
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado
Mirador Rio De Las Vueltas ©
Mirador Rio De Las Vueltas
El Mirador De Los Condores ©
El Mirador De Los Condores

4
nights
Bombinhas, Brazil

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.
Popular historic sites such as Paroquia Santissimo Sacramento and Nossa Senhora Imaculada Conceicao Chapel are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Igreja de Santa Ines and Museu Comunitario Engenho do Sertao. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bombinhas: Itapema (Itapema Beach & Praia da Ilhota). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bombas Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Prainha Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Mirante Eco 360, and trek along Trilha da Tainha.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bombinhas trip builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Bombinhas takes 21.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Bombinhas, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Sao Sebastiao.

Things to do in Bombinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Itapema, Paroquia Santissimo Sacramento, Igreja de Santa Ines, Praia de Bombas
Highlights from your plan
Praia de Bombas ©
Praia de Bombas
Da Lagoa ©
Da Lagoa
Praia da Tainha ©
Praia da Tainha

4
nights
Sao Sebastiao, Brazil

Sao Sebastiao ©
In the 1990s, the area's rustic appeal, pleasant tropical climate, and wealth of unspoiled beaches made Sao Sebastiao holidays hugely popular with wealthy Brazilians seeking calmer, less congested coastal spots.
Escape the urban bustle at Toque Toque Grande Beach and Brava Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Matriz Chuch and Capela Sao Benedito e Sant' Anna. Explore Sao Sebastiao's surroundings by going to Caraguatatuba (Mirantes do Camaroeiro & Freira Beach) and Salesopolis (Museu da Energia de Salesopolis & Paróquia São José - Salesópolis). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Centro Beach, trek along Maresias - Pauba Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pontal da Cruz Beach, and explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte Sacra.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sao Sebastiao online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bombinhas to Sao Sebastiao takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Sao Sebastiao, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Sao Sebastiao

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Caraguatatuba, Salesopolis
Highlights from your plan
Toque Toque Grande Beach ©
Toque Toque Grande Beach
Pontal da Cruz Beach ©
Pontal da Cruz Beach
Museu da Energia de Salesopolis ©
Museu da Energia de Salesopolis

4
nights
Ilhabela, Brazil

Ilhabela ©
Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda e Bom Sucesso Church and Museu Nautico Ilhabela. Step out of the city life by going to Veloso Beach and Praia do Engenho D Água. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Saco do Sombrio Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Oscar Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Lage Waterfall, and don't miss a visit to Mirante do Barreiro.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Ilhabela trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sao Sebastiao to Ilhabela by car takes about an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Ilhabela can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Oscar Beach ©
Oscar Beach
Veloso Beach ©
Veloso Beach
Praia do Engenho D Água ©
Praia do Engenho D Água

4
nights
Ubatuba, Brazil

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 out of the city life by going to Cassandoca Beach and Cacandoquinha Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Santa Terezinha Sanctuary and Brava Da Almada Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Ubatuba side-trips: Aparecida (Morro do Cruzeiro, Igreja de Sao Benedito, & more), Sao Luiz do Paraitinga (Municipal Market & Igreja Matriz) and Museu De Historia Natural de Taubate (in Taubate). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Itagua, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Exaltacao da Santa Cruz Matriz, and enjoy the sand and surf at Justa Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ubatuba trip planning tool .

You can drive from Ilhabela to Ubatuba in 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Amazon Time (AMT) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Aparecida, Taubate, Sao Luiz do Paraitinga
Highlights from your plan
Praia do Itagua ©
Praia do Itagua
Santa Terezinha Sanctuary ©
Santa Terezinha Sanctuary
Igreja de Sao Benedito ©
Igreja de Sao Benedito

5
nights
Paraty, Brazil

Paraty ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Brava or Joatinga Beach and Praia do Dentista. Igreja de Santa Rita and Capela Nossa Senhora das Dores will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Ilhas da Gipoia Beach, stroll through Jurumirim Beach, brush up on your military savvy at Naval College, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of Penha.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paraty travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ubatuba to Paraty in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Time (AMT) to Brasilia Time (BRT) is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Angra Dos Reis
Highlights from your plan
Paraty Sport Aventura ©
Paraty Sport Aventura
Igreja de Santa Rita ©
Igreja de Santa Rita
Capela Nossa Senhora das Dores ©
Capela Nossa Senhora das Dores

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Igreja de Sant'Ana and Capela Nossa Senhora Desatadora De Nos are in your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Azedinha Beach and Praia dos Ossos. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Joao Fernandinho Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Jose Goncalves Beach, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Armacao dos Buzios tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Paraty to Armacao dos Buzios takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Armacao dos Buzios can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Azedinha Beach ©
Azedinha Beach
Joao Fernandinho Beach ©
Joao Fernandinho Beach
Armacao Beach ©
Armacao Beach

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.
Get outdoors at Rio da Barra Beach and Mundai Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Santo Andre Beach and Guaiu Beach. There's much more to do: stroll through Rio Verde Beach, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte Sacra, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Benedito, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Porto Seguro tour itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Armacao dos Buzios to Porto Seguro in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Armacao dos Buzios in January, plan for slightly colder days in Porto Seguro, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Itacare.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Santa Cruz Cabralia
Highlights from your plan
Guaiu Beach ©
Guaiu Beach
Rio da Barra Beach ©
Rio da Barra Beach
Mundai Beach ©
Mundai Beach

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Resende Beach and Costa Beach. Popular historic sites such as Igreja Matriz de Sao Miguel Arcanjo and Itacare Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Sao Jose Beach, look for gifts at Loja e Atelier E IDEIA, admire the sheer force of Cachoeira da Usina, and make a trip to Passarela da Vila.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Itacare itinerary planner.

Getting from Porto Seguro to Itacare by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In January in Itacare, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Maragogi.

Things to do in Itacare

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Costa Beach ©
Costa Beach
Igreja Matriz de Sao Miguel Arcanjo ©
Passarela da Vila ©
Passarela da Vila

5
nights
Maragogi, Brazil

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Peroba Beach and Taocas. Explore hidden gems such as Barra Grande Beach and Bitingui Beach. Explore Maragogi's surroundings by going to Sao Miguel dos Milagres (Porto da Rua Beach & Sandalia do Lima) and Capela de Sao Benedito (in Tamandare). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Xareu Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande, get to know the resident critters at Zoologico Pet Silvestre, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento aos Cabanos.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Maragogi trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Itacare to Maragogi in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Japaratinga, Sao Miguel dos Milagres, Capela de Sao Benedito
Highlights from your plan
Peroba Beach ©
Peroba Beach
Xareu Beach ©
Xareu Beach
Capela de Sao Benedito ©
Capela de Sao Benedito

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Capela de Sao Pedro and Praia do Americano. Museum-lovers will appreciate Fernando de Noronha Memorial and Aberto da Tartaruga Marinha de Fernando de Noronha Museum. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ponta das Caracas, get outside with Morro dois Irmaos, stroll through Enseada dos Abreus Beach, and have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Maragogi to Fernando de Noronha in 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Maragogi to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Capela de Sao Pedro ©
Capela de Sao Pedro
Praia do Bode ©
Praia do Bode
Ponta das Caracas ©
Ponta das Caracas

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