30 days in South America Itinerary

30 days in South America Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Curitiba, Brazil
Fly:  11 h
1
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
+5
Bus + Shuttle + Fly + Taxi + Ferry + Bus:  21 h 30 min
2
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 3 nights
+4
Ferry + Foot + Fly + Foot + 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
+2
Taxi + 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Catedral Alta Patagonis and Circuito Chico. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at Piedras Blancas. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and contemplate the geological forces at Ventisquero Negro.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche online tour builder.

Curitiba, Brazil to San Carlos de Bariloche is an approximately 12- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Curitiba in June; daily highs in San Carlos de Bariloche reach 9°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Maprae and Galeria Exotico Ecuador. Escape the urban bustle at El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve and Las Grietas. There's much more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Turtle Cove, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Ayora online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Ayora in 27 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, flight, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Ayora is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in June: high temperatures in Puerto Ayora hover around 33°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Tunel de Lava Bellavista
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El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Museo de Arte Precolombino and Familia Gutierrez Arte Grafico del Peru. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, take a stroll through San Blas, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cusco visit planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Puerto Ayora to Cusco in 19 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Puerto Ayora, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Cusco, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Cusco

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
River Rafting & Tubing
Museo de Arte Precolombino ©
Museo de Arte Precolombino

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 out of the city life by going to Sono Beach and Meio Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco and Itamambuca Beach. Explore Ubatuba's surroundings by going to Centro Historico (in Paraty) and Praia do Cachadaco (in Trindade).

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ubatuba trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cusco to Ubatuba takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cusco to Ubatuba is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Paraty
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Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Meio Beach ©
Meio Beach
Itamambuca Beach ©
Itamambuca 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, explore the world behind art at Museu da Inconfidencia, admire the striking features of Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo, then make a trip to Praca Tiradentes, then make a trip to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, and finally get engrossed in the history at Casa dos Contos.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Ouro Preto online trip maker.

You can 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ubatuba to Ouro Preto. 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Shark Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Conceicao Beach and Baia dos Porcos. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cachorro, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, and make a trip to Fortaleza N S dos Remedios.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha trip site.

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Ouro Preto to Fernando de Noronha takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. Traveling from Ouro Preto to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ouro Preto in June: high temperatures in Fernando de Noronha hover around 34°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can 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
Conceicao Beach ©
Conceicao 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Madeiro Beach and Amor Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Pipa Beach and Baia dos Golfinhos. There's more to do: stroll through Madeiro Beach and get great views at Chapadao Hill.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Praia da Pipa route website.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Fernando de Noronha to Praia da Pipa in 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Praia da Pipa is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in June, Praia da Pipa is little chillier at night with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can 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
Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach
Pipa Beach ©
Pipa Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stroll through Quarta Praia and then kick back and relax at Segunda Praia. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Gamboa Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Farol do Morro, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Morro de Sao Paulo holiday planner.

Getting from Praia da Pipa to Morro de Sao Paulo by combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or 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
Gamboa Beach ©
Gamboa Beach
Farol do Morro ©
Farol do Morro

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parque Nacional Tijuca and Leblon Beach. Copacabana Beach and Sugarloaf Mountain are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, get great views at Morro da Urca, stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, and pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro day trip planning tool.

Getting from Morro de Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Morro de Sao Paulo in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rio de Janeiro, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Parque Nacional Tijuca ©
Parque Nacional Tijuca
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

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