30 days in South America Itinerary

30 days in South America Itinerary

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30 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Curitiba, Brazil
Fly:  11​h
1
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + ferry:  21​h 30​min
2
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + shuttle + Fly:  16​h
3
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  14​h 15​min
4
Ubatuba, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
5
Ouro Preto, Brazil
— 1 day
+4
taxi + bus + train + bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
6
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  3​h
7
Praia da Pipa, Brazil
— 3 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + bus + foot + ferry:  9​h 15​min
8
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 night
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
End: Curitiba, Brazil

3
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Piedras Blancas and Cerro Tronador. On the 3rd (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Circuito Chico.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche attractions planner.

Curitiba, Brazil to San Carlos de Bariloche is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Curitiba in June, with highs in San Carlos de Bariloche at 9°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis

3
nights
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Puerto Ayora ©
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fishing Charters & Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. Visiting Reserva El Chato and Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Charles Darwin Research Station, take an in-depth tour of Maprae, admire the masterpieces at Galeria Exotico Ecuador, and explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Ayora in 21.5 hours. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Ayora, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in June; daily highs in Puerto Ayora reach 33°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Tunel de Lava Bellavista
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Reserva El Chato ©
Reserva El Chato
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sacsayhuaman and San Blas. On the 11th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and view the masterpieces at Familia Gutierrez Arte Grafico del Peru.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cusco road trip app .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Puerto Ayora to Cusco in 16 hours. Traveling from Puerto Ayora in June, you will find days in Cusco are little chillier (24°C), and nights are much colder (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Cusco

Tours Historic Sites Adventure
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
River Rafting & Tubing
Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi ©
Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi

2
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 Itamambuca Beach and Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco. Escape the urban bustle at Meio Beach and Sono Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Ubatuba side-trips: Centro Historico (in Paraty) and Praia do Cachadaco (in Trindade).

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ubatuba online travel planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cusco to Ubatuba in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco to Ubatuba, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Paraty
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Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Itamambuca Beach ©
Itamambuca Beach
Sono Beach ©
Sono Beach

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Betrayal, admire the striking features of Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo, then don't miss a visit to Praca Tiradentes, then make a trip to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, and finally take an in-depth tour of Casa dos Contos.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ouro Preto road trip planning site .

Drive from Ubatuba to Ouro Preto in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Ubatuba to Ouro Preto, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

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

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro and Fernando de Noronha. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Atalaia Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Praia do Leão, make a trip to Fortaleza N S dos Remedios, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cachorro, and head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Ouro Preto to Fernando de Noronha takes 8.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Fernando de Noronha Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Ouro Preto in June, things will get a bit warmer in Fernando de Noronha: highs are around 34°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Praia do Leão ©
Praia do Leão
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Fernando de Noronha
Fernando de Noronha

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Madeiro Beach and Amor Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Pipa Beach and Madeiro Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Dolphins Bay and get great views at Chapadao Hill.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Praia da Pipa day trip planning tool .

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Praia da Pipa by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 3 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Praia da Pipa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in June, plan for little chillier nights in Praia da Pipa, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Madeiro Beach
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Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach
Pipa Beach ©
Pipa Beach
Dolphins Bay ©
Dolphins Bay

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Quarta Praia and then stroll through Segunda Praia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): kick back and relax at Gamboa Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Farol do Morro, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Morro de Sao Paulo trip app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and ferry from Praia da Pipa to Morro de Sao Paulo takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Morro de Sao Paulo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Quarta Praia ©
Quarta Praia
Farol do Morro ©
Farol do Morro
Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz ©
Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz

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nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parque Nacional Tijuca and Leblon Beach. Praia de Ipanema and Corcovado Christ the Redeemer are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and hike along Morro da Urca.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Morro de Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Morro de Sao Paulo in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rio de Janeiro, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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