62 days in South America Itinerary

62 days in South America Itinerary

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62 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Newcastle, Australia
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Florianopolis, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Bonito, Brazil
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + ferry:  9​h 30​min
3
Ilhabela, Brazil
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + ferry:  6​h
4
Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 5 nights
+2
ferry + foot + bus:  7​h 30​min
5
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
6
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
8
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h
9
El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
10
El Chalten, Argentina
— 5 nights
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + shuttle:  12​h 45​min
11
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 2 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + taxi + bus:  11​h 30​min
12
San Rafael, Argentina
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + taxi:  13​h
13
Maragogi, Brazil
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
14
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + shuttle:  8​h 30​min
15
Jericoacoara, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  36​h
End: Newcastle, Australia

2
nights
Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Get some cultural insight at Santo Antonio de Lisboa and Jurere Internacional. Relax by the water at Joaquina beach and Praia do Rosa. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Praia Mole.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Florianopolis itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Newcastle, Australia to Florianopolis. Traveling from Newcastle to Florianopolis, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newcastle in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Florianopolis, with lows around 24°C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Bonito.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Praia do Rosa
Highlights from your plan
Jurere Internacional ©
Jurere Internacional
Praia do Rosa ©
Praia do Rosa
Joaquina Beach ©
Joaquina Beach

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Rio da Prata and Gruta do Lago Azul. Escape the urban bustle at Rio Sucuri and Rio do Peixe. Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Serra da Bodoquena National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquario Natural, stop by Udu Ceramica, and explore the fascinating underground world of Sao Miguel Caves.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bonito itinerary planner.

Fly from Florianopolis to Bonito in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Florianopolis to Bonito. In March, daily temperatures in Bonito can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Bonito

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Rio do Peixe ©
Rio do Peixe
Grutas de Sao Miguel ©
Grutas de Sao Miguel
Parque Nacional da Serra da Bodoquena ©

4
nights
Ilhabela, Brazil

Ilhabela ©
Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Visiting Curral Beach and Enchovas Beach will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Maresias Beach and Juliao Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Fome Beach and stroll through Pinto Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ilhabela trip itinerery planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bonito to Ilhabela in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bonito to Ilhabela, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. March in Ilhabela sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Maresias Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fome Beach ©
Fome Beach
Curral Beach ©
Curral Beach
Maresias Beach ©
Maresias Beach

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lopes Mendes Beach and Ilha dos Macacos Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Aventureiro Beach and Ubatubinha Beach. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Dois Rios and enjoy the sand and surf at Meros Beach.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Ilhabela to Ilha Grande takes 6 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Ilha Grande can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You will leave for Armacao dos Buzios on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Caxadaco Beach ©
Caxadaco Beach
Aventureiro ©
Aventureiro
Lopes Mendes Beach ©
Lopes Mendes Beach

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.
Get in touch with nature at Forno Beach and Geriba Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Forte Beach and Orla Bardot Boardwalk. There's more to do: stroll through Joao Fernandes Beach and make a trip to Rua das Pedras.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Armacao dos Buzios online itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Ilha Grande to Armacao dos Buzios in 8.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Forno Beach, Praia do Forte
Highlights from your plan
Forno Beach ©
Forno Beach
Joao Fernandes Beach ©
Joao Fernandes Beach
Praia do Forte ©
Praia do Forte

5
nights
Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este ©
With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Visit Playa Mansa and Beaches at Cabo Polonio for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Playa del Barco and Playa Punta Colorada. Go for a jaunt from Punta del Este to Cabo Polonio to see Cabo Polonio Light Tower about 2:10 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Puerto de Punta del Este, get great views at Mirador Punta Ballena, stroll through Playa Portezuelo, and do a tasting at The Wine Experience.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Punta del Este trip generator.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Armacao dos Buzios to Punta del Este in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Armacao dos Buzios in April: high temperatures in Punta del Este hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Maldonado, Cabo Polonio, Playa Punta Colorada, Playa del Barco
Highlights from your plan
Beaches at Cabo Polonio ©
Beaches at Cabo Polonio
Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio ©
Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio
Playa del Barco ©
Playa del Barco

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nahuel Huapi National Park and Cerro Tronador. Visiting Cerro Otto and Playa Bonita will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: stroll through Circuito Chico, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Carlos de Bariloche, get a new perspective on things with Andemita, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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

You can fly from Punta del Este to San Carlos de Bariloche in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car ferry. When traveling from Punta del Este in April, plan for slightly colder days in San Carlos de Bariloche, with highs around 17°C, while nights are colder with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Ushuaia.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Playa Bonita ©
Playa Bonita
Ventisquero Negro ©
Ventisquero Negro

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Canal Beagle and Bahia Lapataia. Escape the urban bustle at Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego and Estancia Tunel. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Esmeralda, head off the coast to Isla Martillo, and make a trip to Faro Les Eclaireurs.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia sightseeing planner.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Ushuaia in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and car ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in April, you will find days in Ushuaia are slightly colder (9°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Laguna Esmeralda ©
Laguna Esmeralda
Isla Martillo ©
Isla Martillo
Estancia Tunel ©
Estancia Tunel

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.
Get outdoors at Lago Argentino and Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico and El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center. When in El Calafate, make a side trip to see Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park, approximately 1:40 hours away.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our El Calafate travel itinerary creator.

You can fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and car ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ushuaia to El Calafate is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Ushuaia in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in El Calafate, with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Perito Moreno Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Laguna Torre and Cerro Torre. Visiting Cerro Fitz Roy and Glaciar Piedras Blancas will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, get great views at Mirador del Torre, trek along Miradores Los Condores y Las Aguilas, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the El Chalten travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to El Chalten takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Cerro Torre
Highlights from your plan
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Mirador del Torre ©
Mirador del Torre

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Geyser del Tatio and High Plateu Lagoons. Step off the beaten path and head to Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte and Laguna Tebinquinche. There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Piedras Rojas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerery planner.

Explore your travel options from El Chalten to San Pedro de Atacama with the Route module. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Chile Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Rafael.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas
Tebinquinche Lake ©
Tebinquinche Lake
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna

3
nights
San Rafael, Argentina

San Rafael ©
With its idyllic tree-lined streets, San Rafael provides a tranquil setting for relaxation in the heart of Argentina.
Take a break from the city and head to Canon del Atuel and Zipline. La Fraccion and Winery La Abeja are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, learn about winemaking at Bodega Alfredo Roca, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Rafael travel planner.

Explore your travel options from San Pedro de Atacama to San Rafael with the Route module. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Rafael: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 6°C at night. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Maragogi.

Things to do in San Rafael

Wineries Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Winery La Abeja ©
Winery La Abeja
Zipline
Canon del Atuel ©
Canon del Atuel

2
nights
Maragogi, Brazil

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
Visit Maragogi Beach and Carneiros Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gales and Antunes Beach. It doesn't end there: see the vivid underwater world at Taocas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Maragogi tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Rafael to Maragogi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Rafael in May: highs in Maragogi hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Praia dos Carneiros
Highlights from your plan
Praia dos Carneiros ©
Praia dos Carneiros
Antunes Beach ©
Antunes Beach
Maragogi Beach ©
Maragogi Beach

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Conceicao Beach and Praia do Cacimba do Padre. Explore hidden gems such as Praia do Sueste and Baia dos Golfinhos. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Leão, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ponta das Caracas, enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, and see the interesting displays at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Maragogi to Fernando de Noronha takes 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Maragogi to Fernando de Noronha. Traveling from Maragogi in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Fernando de Noronha, with lows around 29°C. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jericoacoara.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Praia do Leão ©
Praia do Leão
Conceicao Beach ©
Conceicao Beach
Baia dos Golfinhos ©
Baia dos Golfinhos

3
nights
Jericoacoara, Brazil

Jericoacoara ©
A charming coastal retreat known for its unspoiled natural landscape, laid-back atmosphere, and remote location, Jericoacoara offers plenty for visitors in search of a relaxing break in Brazil.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jericoacoara Beach and Malhada Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Pedra Furada and Duna do Por do Sol. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Guriu Beach and explore the activities along Lagoa do Paraiso.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jericoacoara vacation trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Fernando de Noronha to Jericoacoara takes 13 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT) to Amazon Time (AMT) is minus 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jericoacoara

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trip

Guriu Beach
Highlights from your plan
Duna do Por do Sol ©
Duna do Por do Sol
Jericoacoara Beach ©
Jericoacoara Beach
Pedra Furada ©
Pedra Furada

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