38 days in South America Itinerary

38 days in South America Itinerary

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Start: Curitiba, Brazil
Fly:  11 h
1
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  13 h
2
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil
— 2 nights
Bus:  7 h 30 min
3
Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 3 nights
Bus:  4 h
4
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
5
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
6
Itacare, Brazil
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Ferry:  5 h
7
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
+3
Shuttle + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  9 h 45 min
8
Maragogi, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
9
Praia da Pipa, Brazil
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h
10
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Curitiba, Brazil

4
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Parroquia San Eduardo and Monumento Historico Municipal Capilla La Inmaculada. Visiting Catedral Alta Patagonis and Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi will get you outdoors. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at Epic Bariloche. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, pause for some photo ops at Centro Civico, look for gifts at Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bonita.

Plan trip to San Carlos de Bariloche with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

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. Traveling from Curitiba in June, expect San Carlos de Bariloche to be colder, temps between 9°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Sendero de los Arrayanes ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Praia das Dunas and Foguete Beach. Passagem Neighborhood and Capela Nossa Senhora Desatadora De Nos are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Lagoinha, take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Foca Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at Mirante do Forno.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Armacao dos Buzios trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from San Carlos de Bariloche to Armacao dos Buzios in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in June, expect Armacao dos Buzios to be warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

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Side Trip

Cabo Frio
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Foguete Beach ©
Foguete Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Passagem Neighborhood ©
Passagem Neighborhood

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.
Get outdoors at Aventureiro and Santo Antonio Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gruta Nossa Senhora Aparecida and Igreja de Sao Sebastiao. There's still lots to do: stroll through Dois Rios Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Crena Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ilha Grande itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Armacao dos Buzios to Ilha Grande in 7.5 hours. In June in Ilha Grande, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

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Aventureiro ©
Aventureiro
Dois Rios Beach ©
Dois Rios Beach
Camiranga Beach ©
Camiranga Beach

3
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 Morro Dois Irmaos and Camboinhas Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Copacabana Beach and Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach. When in Rio de Janeiro, make a side trip to see Pedra do Elefante in Marica, approximately Marica away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Praia de Ipanema, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, and admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro takes 4 hours. June in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can fly to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Camboinhas Beach, Pedra do Elefante
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Reserva Beach ©
Reserva Beach

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora da Pena and Centro Historico. Get in touch with nature at Satu Beach and Mundai Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Santo Andre Beach in Santo Andre (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Rio da Barra Beach, look for gifts at Terima Kasih, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ilha dos Aquarios, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Porto Seguro trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Porto Seguro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Porto Seguro sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Itacare.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Santo Andre Beach
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Rio da Barra Beach ©
Rio da Barra Beach
Mundai Beach ©
Mundai Beach
Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora da Pena ©
Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora da Pena

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Prainha Beach and Havaizinho Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Jeribucacu Beach and Outra Onda. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Ribeira Beach, don't miss a visit to Passarela da Vila, admire the striking features of Igreja Matriz de Sao Miguel Arcanjo, and stroll through Itacarezinho Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Itacare sightseeing 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 June, daytime highs in Itacare are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Itacare

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Prainha Beach ©
Prainha Beach
Jeribucacu Beach ©
Jeribucacu Beach
Ribeira Beach ©
Ribeira Beach

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.
Get in touch with nature at Praia do Mirante and Gamboa Beach. Farol do Morro and Boca de Valeria Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz, stop by Eco Store, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and don't miss a visit to Fonte Grande.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Morro de Sao Paulo online visit planner.

Getting from Itacare to Morro de Sao Paulo by combination of bus and ferry takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Maragogi.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Ilha de Tinhare
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Praia do Mirante ©
Praia do Mirante
Farol do Morro ©
Farol do Morro
Gamboa Beach ©
Gamboa Beach

3
nights
Maragogi, Brazil

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
Take a break from the city and head to Praia Ponta de Mangue and Peroba Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Burgalhau Beach and Pontal do Maragogi. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Maragogi Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Antunes Beach, identify plant and animal life at Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande, and appreciate the history behind Monumento aos Cabanos.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Maragogi trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Morro de Sao Paulo to Maragogi takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Morro de Sao Paulo in June since evenings lows in Maragogi dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

N S das Candeias Church
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Praia Ponta de Mangue ©
Praia Ponta de Mangue
Peroba Beach ©
Peroba Beach
Burgalhau Beach ©
Burgalhau Beach

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Guarairas Beach and Tibau do Sul Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Baia Formosa Beach and Ruinas de Cuitezeiras e Sitio do Pau Grande. Go for a jaunt from Praia da Pipa to Baia Formosa to see Bacopari Lighthouse about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Santuario Ecologico de Pipa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Sebastiao Church, don't miss a visit to Rua Beija Flor, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pipa Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Praia da Pipa trip planner.

Drive from Maragogi to Praia da Pipa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Baia Formosa, Ruinas de Cuitezeiras e Sitio do Pau Grande, Tibau do Sul Beach
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Pipa Beach ©
Pipa Beach
Guarairas Beach ©
Guarairas Beach
Tibau do Sul Beach ©
Tibau do Sul Beach

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Capela de Sao Pedro and Fernando de Noronha Memorial. Escape the urban bustle at Baia dos Porcos and Praia do Cachorro. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fernado de Noronha Island, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Sueste, and examine the collection at Aberto da Tartaruga Marinha de Fernando de Noronha Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Praia da Pipa to Fernando de Noronha takes 3 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Praia da Pipa in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Fernando de Noronha. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

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

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