60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Exeter
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h
2
Praia da Pipa
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Maragogi
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
4
Maceio
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  6 h 45 min
5
Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare
— 4 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Bus:  5 h
6
Itacare
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
7
Porto Seguro
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
8
Florianopolis
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  7 h 45 min
9
Ilhabela
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
10
Ubatuba
— 6 nights
Drive + Ferry:  3 h 30 min
11
Ilha Grande
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Bus:  7 h 30 min
12
Armacao dos Buzios
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  21 h 45 min
End: Exeter

5
nights
Fernando de Noronha

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 discover tucked-away gems like Conceicao Beach and Praia do Cachorro. Visit Atalaia Beach and Fernado de Noronha Island for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Leão, stroll through Boldro Beacch, enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha day trip planning website .

Exeter, UK to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Exeter to Fernando de Noronha. In March, daytime highs in Fernando de Noronha are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Boldro Beacch ©
Boldro Beacch
Conceicao Beach ©
Conceicao Beach
Fernado de Noronha Island ©
Fernado de Noronha Island

4
nights
Praia da Pipa

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 Praias Do Amor E Do Moleque. Step off the beaten path and head to Lagoa de Carcara and Praia Tibau do Sul. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Madeiro Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pipa Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Praia da Pipa route app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Fernando de Noronha to Praia da Pipa takes 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Praia da Pipa. March in Praia da Pipa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Maragogi.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lagoa de Carcara, Barra de Cunhau, Madeiro Beach
Highlights from your plan
Praias Do Amor E Do Moleque ©
Praias Do Amor E Do Moleque
Barra de Cunhau ©
Barra de Cunhau
Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach

4
nights
Maragogi

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
Relax by the water at Praia Ponta de Mangue and Burgalhau Beach. Visiting Japaratinga Beach and Gales de Maragogi will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Porto de Galinhas (Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, Praia De Maracaipe, & more) and Praia de Tamandare (in Tamandare). The adventure continues: stroll through Peroba Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Antunes Beach.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Maragogi day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Praia da Pipa to Maragogi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a bus. In March in Maragogi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Maceio.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Porto de Galinhas, Praia de Tamandare, Japaratinga Beach
Highlights from your plan
Praia de Tamandare ©
Praia de Tamandare
Praia Ponta de Mangue ©
Praia Ponta de Mangue
Japaratinga Beach ©
Japaratinga Beach

4
nights
Maceio

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Praia Dunas de Marapé. and Praia de Sonho Verde. Relax by the water at Broken Car Beach and Barra de Sao Miguel Beach. When in Maceio, make a side trip to see Paripueira Beach in Paripueira, approximately 46 minutes away. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Jatiuca Beach and stroll through Praia de Ipioca.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Maceio trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Maragogi to Maceio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in Maceio are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Maceio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Paripueira, Praia Dunas de Marapé., Barra de Sao Miguel Beach
Highlights from your plan
Barra de Sao Miguel Beach ©
Barra de Sao Miguel Beach
Praia Dunas de Marapé. ©
Praia Dunas de Marapé.
Broken Car Beach ©
Broken Car Beach

4
nights
Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Gamboa Beach and Garapua Beach. Farol do Morro and Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz will appeal to history buffs. When in Morro de Sao Paulo, make a side trip to see Morere in Ilha de Boipeba, approximately 1h 35 min away. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) and enjoy the sand and surf at Primeira Praia.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Morro de Sao Paulo trip maker website .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Maceio to Morro de Sao Paulo in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In March in Morro de Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Itacare.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Morere
Highlights from your plan
Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) ©
Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto)
Morere ©
Morere
Gamboa Beach ©
Gamboa Beach

5
nights
Itacare

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Taipus de Fora Beach and Prainha Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Jeribucacu Beach and Praia Dos Milionarios. Change things up with these side-trips from Itacare: Ilha do Sapinho (in Barra Grande) and Sao Sebastiao Cathedral (in Ilheus). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Praia da Tiririca, tour the pleasant surroundings at Itacarezinho Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Tijuipe Waterfall.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Itacare trip builder tool .

Getting from Morro de Sao Paulo to Itacare by combination of ferry and bus takes about 5 hours. In March in Itacare, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Itacare

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ilheus, Taipus de Fora Beach, Ilha do Sapinho
Highlights from your plan
Taipus de Fora Beach ©
Taipus de Fora Beach
Prainha Beach ©
Prainha Beach
Jeribucacu Beach ©
Jeribucacu Beach

6
nights
Porto Seguro

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Coroa Vermelha Beach and Praia dos Nativos. Step off the beaten path and head to Capela de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda and Rio da Barra Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Muta Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirror Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Quadrado, and explore the gorgeous colors at Recife de Fora.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Porto Seguro trip planner .

You can drive from Itacare to Porto Seguro in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Praia dos Nativos ©
Praia dos Nativos
Coroa Vermelha Beach ©
Coroa Vermelha Beach
Muta Beach ©
Muta Beach

6
nights
Florianopolis

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Escape the urban bustle at Lagoinha do Leste and Praia do Campeche. Relax by the water at Praia do Santinho and Praia De Quatro Ilhas. Explore Florianopolis' surroundings by going to Praia das Laranjeiras (in Balneario Camboriu), Itapema Beach (in Itapema) and Bombinhas (Bombinhas Beach & Praia de Mariscal). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Cachoeira Do Bom Jesus Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Rosa.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Florianopolis trip planning site .

Fly from Porto Seguro to Florianopolis in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florianopolis when traveling from Porto Seguro in April, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bombinhas, Praia do Rosa, Itapema Beach, Ferrugem Beach, Praia das Laranjeiras
Highlights from your plan
Praia do Campeche ©
Praia do Campeche
Praia de Mariscal ©
Praia de Mariscal
Praia De Quatro Ilhas ©
Praia De Quatro Ilhas

4
nights
Ilhabela

Ilhabela ©
Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Baia de Castelhanos Beach and Jabaquara Beach. Relax by the water at Praia Da Feiticeira and Praia Pedra do Sino. Explore Ilhabela's surroundings by going to Maresias Beach (in Maresias), Pauba Beach (in Pauba) and Toque Toque Pequeno Beach (in Sao Sebastiao). The adventure continues: trek along Bonete Beach, kick back and relax at Curral Beach, head off the coast to Cabras Island, and stroll through Praia Grande.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ilhabela trip maker app .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Florianopolis to Ilhabela in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Ilhabela are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sao Sebastiao
Highlights from your plan
Bonete Beach ©
Bonete Beach
Baia de Castelhanos Beach ©
Baia de Castelhanos Beach
Jabaquara Beach ©
Jabaquara Beach

6
nights
Ubatuba

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.
Relax by the water at Meio Beach and Juquehy Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco and Sono Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Ubatuba side-trips: National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida (in Aparecida), Mococa Beach (in Caraguatatuba) and Praia do Cachadaco (in Trindade). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Prumirim Beach, stroll through Felix Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Projeto Tamar.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ubatuba online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Ilhabela to Ubatuba takes 3 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ilhabela to Ubatuba due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paraty, National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida, Juquehy Beach, Mococa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco ©
Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco
Juquehy Beach ©
Juquehy Beach
Itamambuca Beach ©
Itamambuca Beach

2
nights
Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): kick back and relax at Lagoa Azul, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lopes Mendes Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Preta. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Dois Rios Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Caxadaco Beach, and then kick back and relax at Aventureiro.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ilha Grande trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Ubatuba to Ilha Grande in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Amazon Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in Ilha Grande are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

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

5
nights
Armacao dos Buzios

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 outdoors at Azedinha Beach and Praia das Conchas. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Prainha and Praia das Dunas. Venture out of the city with trips to Arraial do Cabo (Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia, Farol Beach, & more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Joao Fernandinho Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Ferradurinha Beach, and cool off at Tartaruga Beach.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Armacao dos Buzios trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Armacao dos Buzios in 7.5 hours. April in Armacao dos Buzios sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Arraial do Cabo, Cabo Frio
Highlights from your plan
Joao Fernandinho Beach ©
Joao Fernandinho Beach
Praia das Conchas ©
Praia das Conchas
Azedinha Beach ©
Azedinha Beach

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