57 days in South America Itinerary

57 days in South America Itinerary

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Start: Bristol, United Kingdom
Fly:  19 h
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Praia da Pipa, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h
4
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 15 min
5
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
6
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  11 h 30 min
7
Bonito, Brazil
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  9 h
8
Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h
9
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
10
El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
11
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
12
Salta, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h 15 min
13
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
14
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h
15
San Andres Island, Colombia
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Taxi + Ferry + Bus:  14 h 45 min
16
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  23 h 15 min
End: Bristol, United Kingdom

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Conceicao Beach and Praia do Cachorro. Step out of the city life by going to Baia dos Porcos and Praia do Leão. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park, kick back and relax at Fernado de Noronha Island, and make a trip to Fortaleza N S dos Remedios.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha road trip planning site.

Bristol, UK to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) is minus 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park ©
Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): kick back and relax at Baia dos Golfinhos, thenkick back and relax at Madeiro Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Pipa Beach, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chapadao Hill. On the next day, kick back and relax at Madeiro Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Amor Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Tibau do Sul Beach, and finally stroll through Barra de Cunhau.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Praia da Pipa journey builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Praia da Pipa takes 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Fernando de Noronha in June since evenings lows in Praia da Pipa dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tibau do Sul, Barra de Cunhau
Highlights from your plan
Baia dos Golfinhos ©
Baia dos Golfinhos
Barra de Cunhau ©
Barra de Cunhau
Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach

4
nights
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Praia Ponta de Mangue and Praia de Tamandare. Centro Historico and Recife Antigo will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Maragogi (Barra Grande Beach, Gales de Maragogi, &more). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, and stroll through Muro Alto Beach.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto de Galinhas journey 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 June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maragogi, Recife Antigo, Centro Historico, Praia de Tamandare
Highlights from your plan
Praia Ponta de Mangue ©
Praia Ponta de Mangue
Scuba & Snorkeling
Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Segunda Praia, thenkick back and relax at Quarta Praia, and then visit a coastal fixture at Farol do Morro. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto), and then kick back and relax at Gamboa Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Morro de Sao Paulo vacation builder website.

Getting from Porto de Galinhas to Morro de Sao Paulo by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Segunda Praia ©
Segunda Praia
Gamboa Beach ©
Gamboa Beach
Farol do Morro ©
Farol do Morro

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Igreja de Sao Joao Batista and Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Praia dos Coqueiros and Praia de Taipe. Change things up with a short trip to Coroa Vermelha Beach in Santa Cruz Cabralia (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Muta Beach, find something for the whole family at Eco Parque Arraial d'Ajuda, get to know the fascinating history of Quadrado, and identify plant and animal life at Reserva Pataxo da Jaqueira.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto Seguro road trip planning site.

You can fly from Morro de Sao Paulo to Porto Seguro in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Morro de Sao Paulo in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Porto Seguro, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mirror Beach ©
Mirror Beach
Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda ©
Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda
Igreja de Sao Joao Batista ©
Igreja de Sao Joao Batista

4
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 Almecegas I Waterfalls and Cachoeira dos Cristais. Take a break from the city and head to Cachoeira Loquinhas and Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alto Paraiso de Goias: Cavalcante (Santa Barbara Waterfall & Cachoeira Santa Barbara). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Catarata dos Couros, explore the striking landscape at Vale da Lua, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and get outside with Cachoeira do Garimpao.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Alto Paraiso de Goias trip builder tool.

Getting from Porto Seguro to Alto Paraiso de Goias by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Amazon Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Bonito.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cavalcante, Cachoeira do Segredo
Highlights from your plan
Catarata dos Couros
Catarata dos Couros
Almecegas I Waterfalls ©
Almecegas I Waterfalls
Cachoeira Loquinhas ©
Cachoeira Loquinhas

3
nights
Bonito, Brazil

Bonito ©
A popular hub of ecotourism, Bonito offers plenty of attractions and activities for visitors in search of an adventurous, nature-filled holiday in Brazil.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Estancia Mimosa Ecoturismo - Cachoeiras em Bonito, MS and Parque Ecologico Rio Formoso. Escape the urban bustle at Lagoa Misteriosa and Abismo Anhumas. When in Bonito, make a side trip to see Cachoeira Boca da Onca in Bodoquena, approximately Bodoquena away. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Grutas de Sao Miguel, take in the dramatic scenery at Parque das Cachoeiras, explore the activities along Rio Sucuri, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bonito online trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Bonito takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Bonito

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cachoeira Boca da Onca
Highlights from your plan
Cachoeira Boca da Onca ©
Cachoeira Boca da Onca
Parque Ecologico Rio Formoso ©
Parque Ecologico Rio Formoso

3
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.
Visiting Pico do Papagaio and Lagoa Azul will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Aventureiro and Dois Rios Beach. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Praia Preta, enjoy the sand and surf at Tapera Beach, delve into the distant past at Aqueduto, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ilha Grande trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bonito to Ilha Grande takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lopes Mendes Beach ©
Lopes Mendes Beach
Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Azul
Pico do Papagaio ©
Pico do Papagaio

2
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Take a break from the city and head to Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Step off the beaten path and head to Laguna Esmeralda and Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina. Go for a jaunt from Ushuaia to Tierra del Fuego National Park to see Lago Roca about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the landscape on two wheels at Ushuaia Bay, get outside with Outdoor Activities, see the interesting displays at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ushuaia tour planning website.

Getting from Ilha Grande to Ushuaia by flight takes about 16.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Ilha Grande in July, expect Ushuaia to be cooler, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Lago Roca
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) ©
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount)
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca

3
nights
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
Explore hidden gems such as Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno and Climbing Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares and Upsala Glacier. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lago Argentino and head outdoors with Enjoy!.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the El Calafate tour planning site.

Fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in July, expect nights in El Calafate to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are little chillier, around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Upsala Glacier ©
Upsala Glacier

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.
Visiting Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and Piedras Blancas will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Chocolates Rapanui. Go for a jaunt from San Carlos de Bariloche to Villa La Angostura to see Rio Correntoso about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, examine the collection at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, and trek along Sendero de los Arrayanes.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche journey maker app.

You can fly from El Calafate to San Carlos de Bariloche in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. While traveling from El Calafate, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in San Carlos de Bariloche, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Salta.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Rio Correntoso
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro
River Rafting & Tubing

1
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Salta, Argentina

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
On the 17th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Salta Cabildo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Salta, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Menor San Francisco, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro San Bernardo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Virgen de los Tres Cerritos.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Salta tour itinerary planner.

Fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Salta in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect warmer weather when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in July: highs in Salta hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Salta ©
Cathedral of Salta
Virgen de los Tres Cerritos ©
Virgen de los Tres Cerritos
Basilica Menor San Francisco ©
Basilica Menor San Francisco

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nights
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Reserva Nacional de Flamencos and Termas Banos de Puritama. Visiting Laguna Chaxa and Valle De La Luna will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Valle Arcoiris, make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama in 8.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salta in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in San Pedro de Atacama, with lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques ©
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos ©
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos
Valle Arcoiris ©
Valle Arcoiris

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to exploor and Horseback Riding Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sacred Valley of the Incas and Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi. Explore Cusco's surroundings by going to Pisac (in Pisac) and Ollantaytambo (Qosqo Ayllu & Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, contemplate the long history of Qorikancha, take a stroll through San Blas, and see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo Cusco.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cusco trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Cusco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
exploor ©
exploor

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nights
San Andres Island, Colombia

San Andres Island
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Explore hidden gems such as Cayo El Acuario and West View. Escape the urban bustle at Playa de Spratt Bight and Cayo Bolivar. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita, don't miss a visit to Rocky Cay, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read San Andres Island day trip planning app.

Fly from Cusco to San Andres Island in 12.5 hours. When traveling from Cusco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Andres Island, with highs around 35°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
West View
West View
Cayo El Acuario ©
Cayo El Acuario
Scuba & Snorkeling

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nights
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

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 Scuba & Snorkeling. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Las Grietas and Black Turtle Cove. And it doesn't end there: stroll through El Garrapatero, get outside with Punta Carrion, Head underground at Tunel de Lava Bellavista, and kick back and relax at Playa de los Alemanes.

For photos and tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora vacation tool.

Getting from San Andres Island to Puerto Ayora by combination of flight and bus takes about 15 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in July, expect Puerto Ayora to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Bellavista
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
El Garrapatero ©
El Garrapatero

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