60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Cordoba, Argentina
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Itacare, Brazil
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + ferry:  5​h
3
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
+3
ferry + foot + bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Maceio, Brazil
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
5
Maragogi, Brazil
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  3​h
7
Praia da Pipa, Brazil
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + shuttle:  9​h 30​min
8
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + ferry:  7​h 30​min
9
Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Paraty, Brazil
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Ubatuba, Brazil
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Ilhabela, Brazil
— 4 nights
+3
ferry + foot + bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
13
Florianopolis, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
14
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Cordoba, Argentina

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Praia dos Nativos and Rio da Barra Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Caraiva Beach and Parracho Beach. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Pataxo da Jaqueira, kick back and relax at Praia dos Coqueiros, see the vivid underwater world at Recife de Fora, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Muta Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Porto Seguro trip maker .

Cordoba, Argentina to Porto Seguro is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, Porto Seguro is a bit warmer than Cordoba - with highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Itacare.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Rio da Barra Beach ©
Rio da Barra Beach
Praia dos Nativos ©
Praia dos Nativos
Igreja de Sao Joao Batista ©
Igreja de Sao Joao Batista

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Barra Grande Beach and Havaizinho Beach will thrill your kids. Step off the beaten path and head to Praia Dos Milionarios and Tijuipe Waterfall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Itacare: Sao Sebastiao Cathedral (in Ilheus), Marau (Taipu de Dentro Beach & Taipus de Fora Beach) and Saquaira Beach (in Barra Grande). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia da Tiririca and tour the pleasant surroundings at Costa Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Itacare tour planner .

Traveling by car from Porto Seguro to Itacare takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in Itacare can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Itacare

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Barra Grande, Marau, Ilheus
Highlights from your plan
Praia da Tiririca ©
Praia da Tiririca
Ribeira Beach ©
Ribeira Beach
Praia Dos Milionarios ©
Praia Dos Milionarios

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) and Gamboa Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz and Farol do Morro. Step out of Morro de Sao Paulo to go to Ilha de Boipeba and see Boca da Barra, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Garapua Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Segunda Praia.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Morro de Sao Paulo trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Itacare to Morro de Sao Paulo takes 5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Maceio.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Boca da Barra
Highlights from your plan
Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) ©
Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto)
Boca da Barra ©
Boca da Barra
Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz ©
Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz

3
nights
Maceio, Brazil

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Piscina Natural de São Miguel dos Milagres and Praia Dunas de Marapé.. Kids will appreciate attractions like Tabuba Beach and Broken Car Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Barra de Sao Miguel Beach (in Barra de Sao Miguel) and Paripueira (Paripueira Beach & Praia de Sonho Verde). And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Parque Shopping Maceio, kick back and relax at Jatiuca Beach, and stroll through Ponta Verde Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Maceio tour planning website .

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Morro de Sao Paulo to Maceio in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Morro de Sao Paulo in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Maceio, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Maragogi.

Things to do in Maceio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paripueira, Piscina Natural de São Miguel dos Milagres, Barra de Sao Miguel Beach, Praia Dunas de Marapé.
Highlights from your plan
Praia de Sonho Verde ©
Praia de Sonho Verde
Tabuba Beach ©
Tabuba Beach

4
nights
Maragogi, Brazil

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Praia de Tamandare and Burgalhau Beach. Get in touch with nature at Toque Beach and Japaratinga Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maragogi: Beach Patacho - Ecological Route Miracles (in Porto de Pedras) and Porto de Galinhas (Pontal de Maracaipe, Praia De Maracaipe, & more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Barra Grande Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Bento Beach, and see the vivid underwater world at Gales de Maragogi.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Maragogi road trip planning app .

Getting from Maceio to Maragogi by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Porto de Galinhas, Beach Patacho - Ecological Route Miracles, Toque Beach, Japaratinga Beach, Praia de Tamandare
Highlights from your plan
Burgalhau Beach ©
Burgalhau Beach
Xareu Beach ©
Xareu Beach
Praia de Tamandare ©
Praia de Tamandare

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.
Relax by the water at Praia do Cachorro and Praia do Leão. Get outdoors at Atalaia Beach and Fernado de Noronha Island. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, walk around Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park, make a trip to Fortaleza N S dos Remedios, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia dos Golfinhos.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha route site .

You can do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight from Maragogi to Fernando de Noronha in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Maragogi to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Maragogi in November, Fernando de Noronha is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro ©
Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro
Fernado de Noronha Island
Fernado de Noronha Island
Porto de Santo Antonio Beach ©
Porto de Santo Antonio Beach

3
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.
Get outdoors at Lagoa de Carcara and Praia Tibau do Sul. Step off the beaten path and head to Tibau do Sul Beach and Barra de Cunhau. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Praia da Pipa: Lagoa de Arituba (in Nisia Floresta) and Cotovelo Beach (in Parnamirim). The adventure continues: stroll through Amor Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Madeiro Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Praia da Pipa trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Fernando de Noronha to Praia da Pipa in 3 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November in Praia da Pipa, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tibau do Sul, Nisia Floresta, Cotovelo Beach, Barra de Cunhau
Highlights from your plan
Praia Tibau do Sul ©
Praia Tibau do Sul
Cotovelo Beach ©
Cotovelo Beach
Tibau do Sul Beach ©
Tibau do Sul Beach

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Praia das Conchas and Mirante de Joao Fernandes. We've included these beaches for you: Azedinha Beach and Praia Grande. Get out of town with these interesting Armacao dos Buzios side-trips: Praia do Forte (in Cabo Frio) and Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia (in Arraial do Cabo). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Joao Fernandinho Beach and stroll through Ferradura Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Armacao dos Buzios trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Praia da Pipa to Armacao dos Buzios takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Praia da Pipa in November since evenings lows in Armacao dos Buzios dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoa Azul, enjoy the sand and surf at Lopes Mendes Beach, and then stroll through Aventureiro. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Praia Preta, explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, then kick back and relax at Caxadaco Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Dois Rios Beach.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ilha Grande trip planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Armacao dos Buzios to Ilha Grande in 7.5 hours. November in Ilha Grande sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

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

5
nights
Paraty, Brazil

Paraty ©
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sono Beach and Lula Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Vermelha Beach and Praia do Cachadaco. Venture out of the city with trips to Cunha (Lavandario & Pedra da Macela). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Cataguas Island, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, immerse yourself in nature at Ilha Grande State Park, and take in the natural beauty of Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Paraty trip builder .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Angra Dos Reis, Cunha
Highlights from your plan
Sono Beach ©
Sono Beach
Ilha Grande State Park ©
Ilha Grande State Park
Pedra da Macela ©
Pedra da Macela

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Prumirim Beach and Praia do Lazaro. Visit Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida and National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Ubatuba: Sao Sebastiao (Praia da Baleia, Juquehy Beach, & more) and Museu Felicia Leirner (in Campos Do Jordao). There's much more to do: stroll through Praia da Enseada, kick back and relax at Cedro Beach, and head off the coast to Ilha Anchieta.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ubatuba route planning website .

You can drive from Paraty to Ubatuba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Amazon Time (AMT) is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sao Sebastiao, Aparecida, Museu Felicia Leirner
Highlights from your plan
Praia do Tenorio ©
Praia do Tenorio
Prumirim Beach ©
Prumirim Beach
Praia da Baleia ©
Praia da Baleia

4
nights
Ilhabela, Brazil

Ilhabela ©
Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Visiting Praia Da Feiticeira and Praia Pedra do Sino will get you outdoors. Visit Bonete Beach and Pauba Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Ilhabela: Toque Toque Pequeno Beach (in Sao Sebastiao) and Maresias Beach (in Maresias). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Gato Waterfall, step off the mainland to explore Cabras Island, kick back and relax at Baia de Castelhanos Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Grande.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ilhabela online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Ubatuba to Ilhabela takes 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ubatuba to Ilhabela. In December, daytime highs in Ilhabela are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sao Sebastiao
Highlights from your plan
Bonete Beach ©
Bonete Beach
Praia Da Feiticeira ©
Praia Da Feiticeira
Praia Pedra do Sino ©
Praia Pedra do Sino

5
nights
Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
You'll get in some beach time at Forte Beach and Garopaba Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ferrugem Beach and Guarda do Embau Beach. Explore Florianopolis' surroundings by going to Praia das Laranjeiras (in Balneario Camboriu), Itapema Beach (in Itapema) and Bombinhas (Bombinhas Beach, Praia De Quatro Ilhas, & more). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Matadeiro Beach, kick back and relax at Praia Mole, take a stroll through Costa da Lagoa, and head off the coast to Campeche island.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Florianopolis tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilhabela to Florianopolis takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and car. When traveling from Ilhabela in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Florianopolis, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bombinhas, Garopaba, Praia das Laranjeiras, Itapema Beach, Praia do Rosa
Highlights from your plan
Garopaba Beach ©
Garopaba Beach
Ferrugem Beach ©
Ferrugem Beach
Forte Beach ©
Forte Beach

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ushuaia Bay and Isla Martillo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at CASA BEBAN and Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia. Change things up with a short trip to Lago Roca in Tierra del Fuego National Park (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Isla de Los Pajaros, contemplate the waterfront views at Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano, don't miss a visit to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ushuaia day trip planning website .

You can fly from Florianopolis to Ushuaia in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Florianopolis in December; daily highs in Ushuaia reach 13°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lago Roca
Highlights from your plan
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay
Isla Martillo ©
Isla Martillo

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