57 days in South America Itinerary

57 days in South America Itinerary

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57 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Busselton, Australia
bus + Fly:  37​h
1
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + ferry:  21​h 30​min
2
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  28​h
3
Manizales, Colombia
— 1 night
Drive:  22​h 30​min
4
Manaus, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
5
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Maragogi, Brazil
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Praia da Pipa, Brazil
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h
8
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
+4
Fly + bus + foot + subway + bus:  10​h 45​min
9
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 2 nights
+4
bus + subway + foot + bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
10
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + ferry:  9​h
11
Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Ubatuba, Brazil
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
13
Florianopolis, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  40​h
End: Busselton, Australia

6
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.
Do your shopping at Chocolates Rapanui and Galeria del Sol. Get in touch with nature at Piedras Blancas and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Parque Nahuelito, browse the eclectic array of goods at Feria Artesanal Municipal, take in panoramic vistas at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, and hike along Circuito Chico.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary planner .

Busselton, Australia to San Carlos de Bariloche is an approximately 37-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Busselton to San Carlos de Bariloche. In August, daytime highs in San Carlos de Bariloche are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Parque Nahuelito ©
Parque Nahuelito
Cerro Tronador ©
Cerro Tronador
Parroquia San Eduardo ©
Parroquia San Eduardo

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, make a trip to Santa Cruz Fish Market, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at El Garrapatero and then identify plant and animal life at Reserva El Chato.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Puerto Ayora holiday planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Ayora in 21.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time (ART) to Ecuador Time (ECT) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in August: high temperatures in Puerto Ayora hover around 30°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Manizales.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
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Las Grietas ©
Las Grietas
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Garrapatero ©
El Garrapatero

1
night
Manizales, Colombia

Manizales ©
A major center of education and commerce, Manizales also serves as one of the hubs of coffee production in Colombia.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get impressive views of Nevado del Ruiz.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Manizales trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Ayora to Manizales. Traveling from Puerto Ayora in August, expect Manizales to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Manaus.

Things to do in Manizales

Parks Nature
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Nevado del Ruiz ©
Nevado del Ruiz

3
nights
Manaus, Brazil

Manaus ©
It's hard not to get excited when planning a trip to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, and the largest city on the mighty Amazon River.
Get in touch with nature at Arquipelago de Anavilhanas and Meeting of Waters. Head to Millennium Shopping and Manauara Shoppingfor some retail therapy. Spend the 15th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Espaco Cultural Largo de Sao Sebastiao, get some fabulous bargains at Stylo Outlet, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ponta Negra Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Manaus online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Manizales to Manaus takes 55 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Manizales to Manaus is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manizales in August: high temperatures in Manaus hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Manaus

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Arquipelago de Anavilhanas ©
Arquipelago de Anavilhanas
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ponta Negra Beach ©
Ponta Negra Beach

3
nights
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Serrambi Beach and Praia de Calhetas. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Pontal de Maracaipe. Explore Porto de Galinhas' surroundings by going to Se Cathedral (in Olinda) and Recife (Paco do Frevo & RioMar Recife Mall). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia De Maracaipe and identify plant and animal life at Natural Pools of Porto de Galinhas.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Porto de Galinhas tour itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Manaus to Porto de Galinhas in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Time (AMT) to Brasilia Time (BRT) is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Manaus in August: highs in Porto de Galinhas hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Maragogi.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Recife, Se Cathedral, Praia de Calhetas
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RioMar Recife Mall ©
RioMar Recife Mall
Praia de Calhetas ©
Praia de Calhetas
Serrambi Beach ©
Serrambi Beach

4
nights
Maragogi, Brazil

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
Relax by the water at Peroba Beach and Japaratinga Beach. Get outdoors at Praia de Tamandare and Gales de Maragogi. Get out of town with these interesting Maragogi side-trips: Una Museum (in Sao Jose da Coroa Grande), Sandalia do Lima (in Sao Miguel dos Milagres) and Beach Patacho - Ecological Route Miracles (in Porto de Pedras). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Ponta de Mangue, pause for some serene contemplation at N S das Candeias Church, and stroll through Antunes Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Maragogi using our trip planner.

You can drive from Porto de Galinhas to Maragogi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Porto de Galinhas in August since evenings lows in Maragogi dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Japaratinga, Una Museum, Beach Patacho - Ecological Route Miracles, Sandalia do Lima, Praia de Tamandare
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Praia Ponta de Mangue ©
Praia Ponta de Mangue
Japaratinga Beach ©
Japaratinga 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 Barra de Cunhau and Vila da Pipa Shopping. Visiting Amor Beach and Madeiro Beach will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Chapadao Hill, enjoy the sand and surf at Dolphins Bay, and stroll through Pipa Beach.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Praia da Pipa online travel planner .

You can 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. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vila da Pipa Shopping, Barra de Cunhau
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Barra de Cunhau ©
Barra de Cunhau
Amor Beach ©
Amor Beach
Vila da Pipa Shopping ©
Vila da Pipa Shopping

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Boldro Beacch and Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro. Get in touch with nature at Baia dos Golfinhos and Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fernando de Noronha, enjoy the sand and surf at Porto de Santo Antonio Beach, make a trip to Fortaleza N S dos Remedios, and head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos.

Make your Fernando de Noronha itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Praia da Pipa to Fernando de Noronha takes 3 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Fernando de Noronha when traveling from Praia da Pipa in August, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Atalaia Beach ©
Atalaia Beach
Conceicao Beach ©
Conceicao Beach
Fernando de Noronha
Fernando de Noronha

2
nights
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil

Alto Paraiso de Goias ©
Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Catarata dos Couros and Jardim de Maytreia. Visiting Almecegas I Waterfalls and Vale da Lua will get you outdoors. Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias takes 11 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias is minus 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature
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Catarata dos Couros ©
Catarata dos Couros
Almecegas I Waterfalls ©
Almecegas I Waterfalls

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Praia dos Coqueiros and Taperapua Beach. Get some historical perspective at Nossa Senhora da Ajuda Church and Quadrado. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Muta Beach, stroll through Taipe Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Recife de Fora, and make a trip to Largo da Ajuda.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Porto Seguro route maker site .

Getting from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Porto Seguro by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Porto Seguro. In September, daytime highs in Porto Seguro are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
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Muta Beach ©
Muta Beach
Taipe Beach ©
Taipe Beach
Praia dos Coqueiros ©
Praia dos Coqueiros

2
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.
Visit Dois Rios Beach and Lagoa Azul for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Aventureiro and Santo Antonio Beach. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, enjoy the sand and surf at Lopes Mendes Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Funil.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Porto Seguro to Ilha Grande takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Ilha Grande, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Dois Rios Beach ©
Dois Rios Beach
Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Azul
Aventureiro ©
Aventureiro

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Felix Beach and Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco. Explore hidden gems such as Itamambuca Beach and Juquehy Beach. Explore Ubatuba's surroundings by going to National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida (in Aparecida), Beira Praia Shopping (in Boicucanga) and Trindade (Praia do Cachadaco & Meio Beach). Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ubatuba Aquarium and tour the pleasant surroundings at Maresias Beach.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ubatuba online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Ubatuba takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ilha Grande to Ubatuba. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sao Sebastiao, Paraty, National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida
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Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco ©
Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco
Juquehy Beach ©
Juquehy Beach
Itamambuca Beach ©
Itamambuca Beach

6
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 Praia do Santinho. Escape the urban bustle at Dunas da Joaquina and Bombas Beach. Explore Florianopolis' surroundings by going to Praia do Rosa (in Praia do Rosa), Bombinhas Beach (in Bombinhas) and Praia das Laranjeiras (in Balneario Camboriu). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Lagoinha do Leste, stroll through Praia Mole, make a trip to Ciclovia Beira Mar Norte, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa da Conceicao.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Florianopolis tour planner.

Getting from Ubatuba to Florianopolis by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ubatuba to Florianopolis. In September, daily temperatures in Florianopolis can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bombinhas, Guarda do Embau Beach, Praia das Laranjeiras, Praia do Rosa
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Lagoinha do Leste ©
Lagoinha do Leste
Guarda do Embau Beach ©
Guarda do Embau Beach
Forte Beach ©
Forte Beach

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