30 days in South America Itinerary

30 days in South America Itinerary

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly to Campo Grande, Shuttle to Bonito
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Bonito, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Florianopolis, Brazil
— 1 night
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Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Bus to Arraial do Cabo
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Arraial do Cabo, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paraty, Brazil
— 3 nights
Bus to Rodoviaria, Fly to Foz do Iguacu
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Iguazu, Fly to San Carlos de Bariloche
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 4 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile — 3 nights

Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Valle De La Luna. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Termas Banos de Puritama.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama trip builder tool.

Perth, Australia to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from Perth to San Pedro de Atacama. In April, San Pedro de Atacama is slightly colder than Perth - with highs of 28°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bonito.
Nature · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Bonito, Brazil — 3 nights

A popular hub of ecotourism, Bonito offers plenty of attractions and activities for visitors in search of an adventurous, nature-filled holiday in Brazil.
Get outdoors at Estancia Mimosa Ecoturismo - Cachoeiras em Bonito, MS and Grutas de Sao Miguel. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parque Ecologico Rio Formoso and Zipline. Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquario Natural and contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Sucuri.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bonito vacation planner.

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Bonito by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 18 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to fly to Florianopolis.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Florianopolis, Brazil — 1 night

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
On the 8th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Lagoa Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Mole.

For traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Florianopolis trip site.

You can fly from Bonito to Florianopolis in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bonito to Florianopolis, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can fly to Porto Seguro.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Porto Seguro, Brazil — 2 nights

In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Quadrado and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pitinga Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Taperapua Beach and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto Seguro trip builder.

Fly from Florianopolis to Porto Seguro in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can fly to Porto de Galinhas.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Porto de Galinhas, Brazil — 2 nights

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
On the 11th (Mon), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then contemplate the waterfront views at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Cupe beach and then kick back and relax at Pontal de Maracaipe.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Porto de Galinhas trip maker tool.

Getting from Porto Seguro to Porto de Galinhas by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April in Porto de Galinhas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can fly to Fernando de Noronha.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Fernando de Noronha, Brazil — 3 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.
On the 13th (Wed), take in the pleasant sights at Trilha Atalaia, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Sueste, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cacimba do Padre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Trilha Costa Esmeralda, and then kick back and relax at Conceicao Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha road trip website.

Fly from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha in 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Arraial do Cabo.
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Arraial do Cabo, Brazil — 2 nights

Located on a peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, the municipality of Arraial do Cabo has become a popular tourist destination because of its pristine beaches and relaxing atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Farol Beach, then kick back and relax at Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia, and then take a memorable drive along Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Praia Grande and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Arraial do Cabo online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Fernando de Noronha to Arraial do Cabo takes 12 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Arraial do Cabo, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Paraty.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Paraty, Brazil — 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco and Atelier Brasil Goulart. Get in touch with nature at Centro Historico and Praia do Cachadaco. There's more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and head outdoors with Birds Parati.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paraty journey maker tool.

You can drive from Arraial do Cabo to Paraty in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Foz do Iguacu.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil — 2 nights

A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Keep things going the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu visit app.

Getting from Paraty to Foz do Iguacu by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.
Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina — 3 nights

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 Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and Isla Victoria. Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche journey planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Foz do Iguacu to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in April; daily highs in San Carlos de Bariloche reach 17°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Ushuaia.
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Ushuaia, Argentina — 4 nights

Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ushuaia Bay and Laguna Esmeralda. Step out of the city life by going to Off-Road Tours and Bahia Lapataia. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Museo Maritimo & del Presidio de Ushuaia, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, stroll through Glacier Martial, and don't miss a visit to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ushuaia trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Ushuaia in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in April, you will find days in Ushuaia are slightly colder (10°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails