39 days in South America Itinerary

39 days in South America Itinerary

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Drive
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Paraty, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro, Fly to Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly to El Calafate, Bus to El Chalten
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Drive to El Calafate Airport, Fly to San Cristóbal Airport, Drive to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 4 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil — 6 nights

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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, don't miss a visit to Fortaleza N S dos Remedios, head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos, and take in panoramic vistas at Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha trip maker app.

London, UK to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from London to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in November, things will get much warmer in Fernando de Noronha: highs are around 35°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can fly to Rio de Janeiro.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 20:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 4 nights

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro is known for sightseeing, beaches, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, walk around Parque Lage, and pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

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Fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 7 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in November, Rio de Janeiro is slightly colder at night with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Paraty.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 24:

Paraty, Brazil — 2 nights

Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Paraty Bay, take a stroll through Centro Historico, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Gold Path. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Alambique Engenho D'Ouro and then sample the fine beverages at Alambique Cachaca Pedra Branca.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Paraty trip app.

Drive from Rio de Janeiro to Paraty in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.
Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:

Ilha Grande, Brazil — 5 nights

A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Camiranga Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoa Azul, take a peaceful walk through Tropical Forest, and visit a coastal fixture at Castelhanos Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ilha Grande tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. November in Ilha Grande sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. You will leave for Buenos Aires on the 1st (Thu).
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 26 — Dec 1:

Buenos Aires, Argentina — 5 nights

Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Buenos Aires is known for sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, and stop by La Boca.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Buenos Aires online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilha Grande to Buenos Aires takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Buenos Aires can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to El Chalten.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Casinos
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 6:

El Chalten, Argentina — 2 nights

Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
On the 7th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): explore the activities along Laguna Torre and then stroll through Laguna de los Tres.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our El Chalten trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Buenos Aires to El Chalten in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador — 4 nights

The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for sightseeing, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Cerro Tijeretas, don't miss a visit to Dona Pilo, cast your line with Ecuagringo Fishing, and stroll through Playa Mann.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from El Chalten to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from El Chalten to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. In December, daytime highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 13:

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador — 4 nights

The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Think Galapagos, tour the pleasant surroundings at El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, and explore the world behind art at Maprae.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora trip builder tool.

Ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. In December in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 17:

Puerto Villamil, Ecuador — 4 nights

Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Puerto Villamil is known for nature, parks, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, don't miss a visit to The Wall of Tears, explore the striking landscape at Los Tuneles, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puerto Villamil.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Villamil trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time to Galapagos Time is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21: