23 days in South America Itinerary

23 days in South America Itinerary

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23 days in South America Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Shuttle:  16 h 15 min
1
Praia da Pipa
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h
2
Fernando de Noronha
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h 30 min
3
Porto de Galinhas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Maragogi
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
5
Maceio
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  6 h 45 min
6
Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Bus:  5 h
7
Itacare
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
8
Porto Seguro
— 3 nights
+4
Fly + Tram + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  7 h
9
Ilha Grande
— 3 nights
+5
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Foot + Bus + Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: London

2
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.
On the 31st (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Amor Beach, kick back and relax at Madeiro Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Baia dos Golfinhos. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Madeiro Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra de Cunhau, and then get great views at Chapadao Hill.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Praia da Pipa trip app .

London, UK to Praia da Pipa is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Brasilia Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from London in October, expect Praia da Pipa to be much hotter, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Barra de Cunhau, Madeiro Beach
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Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach
Barra de Cunhau ©
Barra de Cunhau
Baia dos Golfinhos ©
Baia dos Golfinhos

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Baia do Sancho and Baia dos Porcos. Step off the beaten path and head to Praia do Cachorro and Fernado de Noronha Island. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Porto de Santo Antonio Beach, stroll through Conceicao Beach, ponder the world of politics at Palacio de Sao Miguel, and contemplate the waterfront views at Buraco do Galego.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha trip site .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Praia da Pipa to Fernando de Noronha in 3 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, daytime highs in Fernando de Noronha are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Fernado de Noronha Island ©
Fernado de Noronha Island
Atalaia Beach ©
Atalaia Beach

2
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): stroll through Praia De Maracaipe, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pontal de Maracaipe, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Porto de Galinhas attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas is minus 1 hour. In November, daytime highs in Porto de Galinhas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Maragogi.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach

2
nights
Maragogi

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): stroll through Praia Ponta de Mangue, then enjoy the sand and surf at Antunes Beach, and then see the vivid underwater world at Gales de Maragogi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Praia de Tamandare, enjoy the sand and surf at Burgalhau Beach, and then kick back and relax at Japaratinga Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Maragogi trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Porto de Galinhas to Maragogi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Porto de Galinhas in November, plan for little chillier nights in Maragogi, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Maceio.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia de Tamandare, Japaratinga Beach
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Praia Ponta de Mangue ©
Praia Ponta de Mangue
Japaratinga Beach ©
Japaratinga Beach
Praia de Tamandare ©
Praia de Tamandare

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): kick back and relax at Ponta Verde Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paripueira Beach, and then stroll through Praia de Ipioca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): stroll through Praia de Sonho Verde and then kick back and relax at Broken Car Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Maceio trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by bus from Maragogi to Maceio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Maceio, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Maceio

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Paripueira
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Praia de Sonho Verde ©
Praia de Sonho Verde
Broken Car Beach ©
Broken Car Beach
Paripueira Beach ©
Paripueira Beach

2
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.
On the 11th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) and then stroll through Gamboa Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Farol do Morro, kick back and relax at Quarta Praia, and then kick back and relax at Segunda Praia.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Morro de Sao Paulo online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Maceio to Morro de Sao Paulo in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. November in Morro de Sao Paulo sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Itacare.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) ©
Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto)
Gamboa Beach ©
Gamboa Beach
Quarta Praia ©
Quarta Praia

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stroll through Havaizinho Beach, then kick back and relax at Itacarezinho Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jeribucacu Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ribeira Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Prainha Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Tiririca.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Itacare journey site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Morro de Sao Paulo to Itacare takes 5 hours. In November in Itacare, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Itacare

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Jeribucacu Beach ©
Jeribucacu Beach
Prainha Beach ©
Prainha Beach
Praia da Tiririca ©
Praia da Tiririca

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Muta Beach and Coroa Vermelha Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mirror Beach and Taperapua Beach. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pitinga Beach and look for all kinds of wild species at Recife de Fora.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Porto Seguro trip planning website .

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 November, daytime highs in Porto Seguro are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
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Muta Beach ©
Muta Beach
Coroa Vermelha Beach ©
Coroa Vermelha Beach
Mirror Beach ©
Mirror Beach

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Aventureiro and Caxadaco Beach. Get in touch with nature at Praia Preta and Dois Rios Beach. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, kick back and relax at Grumixama Beach, and stroll through Sitio Forte Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ilha Grande road trip planner.

Getting from Porto Seguro to Ilha Grande by combination of flight, bus, and ferry takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, daytime highs in Ilha Grande are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Caxadaco Beach ©
Caxadaco Beach
Aventureiro ©
Aventureiro
Dois Rios Beach ©
Dois Rios Beach

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