60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Maragogi, Brazil
— 5 nights
+3
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Shuttle:  9​h 45​min
3
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Bus:  5​h
4
Itacare, Brazil
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  5​h 15​min
6
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil
— 4 nights
+5
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train + Bus + Taxi:  7​h
7
Ouro Preto, Brazil
— 2 nights
+6
Taxi + Bus + Fly + Tram + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  10​h 45​min
8
Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 3 nights
Ferry + Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Ubatuba, Brazil
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Ilhabela, Brazil
— 4 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
11
Florianopolis, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
12
Cartagena, Colombia
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Seattle, United States

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.
Appreciate the collections at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Shark Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Conceicao Beach and Fernando de Noronha. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Porto de Santo Antonio Beach, don't miss a visit to Fortaleza N S dos Remedios, enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia dos Golfinhos.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha online trip itinerary maker .

Seattle, USA to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Fernando de Noronha is 6 hours. In February, Fernando de Noronha is much warmer than Seattle - with highs of 86°F and lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Maragogi.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia dos Golfinhos ©
Baia dos Golfinhos
Conceicao Beach ©
Conceicao Beach
Fernado de Noronha Island ©
Fernado de Noronha Island

5
nights
Maragogi, Brazil

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
Step off the beaten path and head to Praia Ponta de Mangue and Japaratinga Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Beach Patacho - Ecological Route Miracles and Antunes Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Maragogi side-trips: Praia De Maracaipe (in Porto de Galinhas) and Praia de Tamandare (in Tamandare).

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Do a combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi from Fernando de Noronha to Maragogi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Maragogi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Fernando de Noronha in February since evenings lows in Maragogi dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Maragogi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Japaratinga Beach, Praia De Maracaipe, Praia de Tamandare, Beach Patacho - Ecological Route Miracles
Highlights from your plan
Praia Ponta de Mangue ©
Praia Ponta de Mangue
Japaratinga Beach ©
Japaratinga Beach

2
nights
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Gamboa Beach and Garapua Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) and Farol do Morro. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Morro de Sao Paulo visit planning tool .

Getting from Maragogi to Morro de Sao Paulo by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. February in Morro de Sao Paulo sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Itacare.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Gamboa Beach ©
Gamboa Beach
Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) ©
Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto)
Farol do Morro ©
Farol do Morro

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Taipus de Fora Beach and Jeribucacu Beach. Relax by the water at Prainha Beach and Itacarezinho Beach. Step out of Itacare to go to Barra Grande and see Barra Grande Beach, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Ribeira Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Tiririca.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Itacare trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Morro de Sao Paulo to Itacare in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in February, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Itacare

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Barra Grande Beach, Taipus de Fora Beach
Highlights from your plan
Jeribucacu Beach ©
Jeribucacu Beach
Taipus de Fora Beach ©
Taipus de Fora Beach
Prainha Beach ©
Prainha Beach

6
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Coroa Vermelha Beach and Muta Beach. Capela de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda and Ilha dos Aquarios are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Taipe Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Nativos, take an in-depth tour of Memorial da Epopeia do Descobrimento, and don't miss a visit to Largo da Ajuda.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Porto Seguro trip planner .

Getting from Itacare to Porto Seguro by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Porto Seguro can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

4
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.
Visit Azedinha Beach and Azeda Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Armacao Beach and Igreja de Sant'Ana. Get out of town with these interesting Armacao dos Buzios side-trips: Arraial do Cabo (Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia & Praia Grande). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Ferradura Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ferradurinha Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Armacao dos Buzios trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Porto Seguro to Armacao dos Buzios takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Armacao dos Buzios can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Arraial do Cabo
Highlights from your plan
Armacao Beach ©
Armacao Beach
Azedinha Beach ©
Azedinha Beach
Azeda Beach ©
Azeda Beach

2
nights
Ouro Preto, Brazil

Ouro Preto ©
Designated a World Heritage Site because of its well-preserved Baroque architecture, the city of Ouro Preto served as the state capital until local governance outgrew the scale of this pleasant valley settlement.
On the 13th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, take an in-depth tour of Casa dos Contos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis, then admire the masterpieces at Museu da Inconfidencia, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Mineralogy. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Mina Du Veloso, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar, make a trip to Praca Tiradentes, then admire the landmark architecture of Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo, and finally examine the collection at Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ouro Preto travel route builder website .

Getting from Armacao dos Buzios to Ouro Preto by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Ouro Preto can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Casa dos Contos ©
Casa dos Contos
Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar ©
Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar
Church of Sao Francisco de Assis ©
Church of Sao Francisco de Assis

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lagoa Azul and Caxadaco Beach. Relax by the water at Aventureiro and Dois Rios Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry from Ouro Preto to Ilha Grande in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Ubatuba.

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

6
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 off the beaten path and head to Meio Beach and Juquehy Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Itamambuca Beach and Praia do Cachadaco. Step out of Ubatuba with an excursion to Church of Our Lady of Remedies in Paraty--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Domingas Dias Beach, kick back and relax at Felix Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Projeto Tamar.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ubatuba holiday builder site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Ubatuba takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Amazon Time (AMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paraty, Juquehy Beach
Highlights from your plan
Juquehy Beach ©
Juquehy Beach
Itamambuca Beach ©
Itamambuca Beach
Meio Beach ©
Meio Beach

4
nights
Ilhabela, Brazil

Ilhabela ©
Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Explore hidden gems such as Baia de Castelhanos Beach and Curral Beach. Visit Jabaquara Beach and Maresias Beach for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda e Bom Sucesso Church, walk around Parque Estadual de Ilhabela, and kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Tereza.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ilhabela trip builder app .

Getting from Ubatuba to Ilhabela by car takes about 3 hours. The time zone changes from Amazon Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March, daytime highs in Ilhabela are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Maresias Beach
Highlights from your plan
Baia de Castelhanos Beach ©
Baia de Castelhanos Beach
Jabaquara Beach ©
Jabaquara Beach
Curral Beach ©
Curral Beach

6
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 historical perspective at Ribeirao da Ilha and Catedral Metropolitana de Florianopolis. Visit Lagoinha do Leste and Guarda do Embau Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florianopolis: Bombinhas (Bombinhas Beach & Praia De Quatro Ilhas), Praia do Rosa (in Praia do Rosa) and Itapema Beach (in Itapema). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Costa da Lagoa, enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Lagoa Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Open Sea Turtle Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Mole.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Florianopolis itinerary app .

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilhabela to Florianopolis in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and car. In March in Florianopolis, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bombinhas, Itapema Beach, Praia do Rosa, Guarda do Embau Beach
Highlights from your plan
Costa da Lagoa ©
Costa da Lagoa
Praia De Quatro Ilhas ©
Praia De Quatro Ilhas
Guarda do Embau Beach ©
Guarda do Embau Beach

5
nights
Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena ©
The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa and Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver. Get a sense of the local culture at Torre del Reloj and Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory. Change things up with a short trip to Aviario Nacional de Colombia in Isla Baru (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Oro Zenu, contemplate the long history of Plaza Santo Domingo, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de San Diego.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cartagena sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Florianopolis to Cartagena in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Colombia Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Florianopolis in April, expect Cartagena to be somewhat warmer, temps between 90°F and 78°F. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Cartagena

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Highlights from your plan
Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver ©
Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver
Torre del Reloj ©
Torre del Reloj
Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa ©
Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa

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