60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America trip itinerary planner

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly
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Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 4 nights
Drive
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Maragogi, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly to Salvador, Shuttle to Morro de Sao Paulo
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Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
Ferry to Salvador, Fly to Porto Seguro
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Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Drive
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Arraial do Cabo, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive
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Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paraty, Brazil
— 5 nights
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 7 nights
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Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro, Fly to San Carlos de Bariloche
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
Bus to Osorno, Fly to San Pedro de Atacama
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 5 nights
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Fly to Baltra Island, Ferry to Santa Cruz Ferry Terminal, Bus to Puerto Ayora
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Bus to Santa Cruz Ferry Terminal, Ferry to Baltra Ferry Terminal, Fly to San Andres Island
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San Andres Island, Colombia
— 4 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

— 5 nights

Emerald of the Atlantic

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Conceicao Beach and Baia dos Porcos. Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring nature at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Atalaia Beach, and get outside with Morro dois Irmaos.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha online trip planner.

Fort Myers, USA to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Fort Myers to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fort Myers in April, Fernando de Noronha is a bit warmer at night with lows of 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

— 4 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Get a sense of the local culture at Church and Monastery of Sao Bento and Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue. Step out of the city life by going to Praia de Calhetas and Scuba & Snorkeling. Take a break from Porto de Galinhas with a short trip to Recife Antigo in Recife, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cupe beach, see Off-Road Tours, and explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Porto de Galinhas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas takes 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas. In May, daytime highs in Porto de Galinhas are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Maragogi.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maragogi, Brazil

— 2 nights

Paradise in Alagoas

Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Antunes Beach, stroll through Praia Ponta de Mangue, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Gales de Maragogi. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Patacho - Ecological Route Miracles.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Maragogi trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Porto de Galinhas to Maragogi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in May, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil

— 3 nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gamboa Beach and Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz. Get outdoors at Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) and Segunda Praia. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Garapua Beach, kick back and relax at Quarta Praia, and visit a coastal fixture at Farol do Morro.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Morro de Sao Paulo trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Maragogi to Morro de Sao Paulo takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Morro de Sao Paulo are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Porto Seguro, Brazil

— 4 nights
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda and Quadrado. Get in touch with nature at Coroa Vermelha Beach and Muta Beach. There's still lots to do: stroll through Praia dos Coqueiros, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Joao Batista, explore the gorgeous colors at Recife de Fora, and enjoy the sand and surf at Taperapua Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Porto Seguro tour app.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Morro de Sao Paulo to Porto Seguro in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Porto Seguro when traveling from Morro de Sao Paulo in May, with lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 5 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Copacabana Beach and Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana. Get some historical perspective at Parque Lage and Ilha Fiscal. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, tour the pleasant surroundings at Leblon Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

You can fly from Porto Seguro to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Arraial do Cabo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Arraial do Cabo, Brazil

— 2 nights

Diving Capital

Located on a peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, the municipality of Arraial do Cabo has become a popular tourist destination because of its pristine beaches and relaxing atmosphere.
On the 20th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Prainha, then kick back and relax at Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia, and then get great views at Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): kick back and relax at Farol Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Grande.

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Traveling by car from Rio de Janeiro to Arraial do Cabo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May since evenings lows in Arraial do Cabo dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Arraial do Cabo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil

— 2 nights

Brazil's St Tropez

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.
On the 22nd (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Joao Fernandinho Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Ferradura Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ferradurinha Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Rua das Pedras. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Forte.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Armacao dos Buzios trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Arraial do Cabo to Armacao dos Buzios in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in May, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Paraty, Brazil

— 5 nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Centro Historico and Meio Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco and Paraty Bay. Go for a jaunt from Paraty to Ubatuba to see Felix Beach about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira do Toboga, kick back and relax at Praia do Cachadaco, view the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Sesc Paraty, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paraty visit planner.

You can drive from Armacao dos Buzios to Paraty in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Ilha Grande, Brazil

— 7 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Lagoa Azul and Dois Rios Beach are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Castelhanos Lighthouse and Aqueduto. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Abraaozinho Beach, stroll through Mangues Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, and delve into the lush surroundings at Tropical Forest.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ilha Grande online holiday planner.

Getting from Paraty to Ilha Grande by combination of car and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in May, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

— 4 nights
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 Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and River Rafting & Tubing. Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. There's more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche day trip planning website.

Getting from Ilha Grande to San Carlos de Bariloche by combination of ferry, bus, and flight takes about 14 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Ilha Grande in June, with highs in San Carlos de Bariloche at 46°F and lows at 30°F. On the 8th (Tue), you're off to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

— 5 nights
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.
Visiting Atacama Desert and Valle De La Luna will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Termas Banos de Puritama, look for all kinds of wild species at Valle Arcoiris, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, and explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Pedro de Atacama takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Chile Standard Time (CLT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in June, you will find days in San Pedro de Atacama are much warmer (71°F), and nights are about the same (33°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

— 6 nights
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Galeria Aymara and Maprae. Museum-lovers will get to explore Maki-Art Gallery and The Angelique Art Gallery. When in Puerto Ayora, make a side trip to see North Seymour Island in Baltra, approximately Baltra away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, stroll through Playa de los Alemanes, kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and stroll around El Garrapatero.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Puerto Ayora takes 21 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Puerto Ayora is minus 1 hour. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in June, expect nights in Puerto Ayora to be much hotter, around 73°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

San Andres Island, Colombia

— 4 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Visiting Cayo Bolivar and Cayo Acuario will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like West View and Playa de Spratt Bight. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with Caribe Extremo, identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita, don't miss a visit to Cayo Rocoso, and stroll through Playa Charquitos.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island trip planner.

Do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight from Puerto Ayora to San Andres Island in 16 hours. June in San Andres Island sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 78°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches