31 days in South America Itinerary

31 days in South America Itinerary

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31 days in South America Itinerary

Santa Maria
Fly:  24​h
Ilhabela
— 5 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h
Ubatuba
— 5 nights
Drive + ferry:  4​h
Ilha Grande
— 4 nights
ferry + Drive:  8​h
Florianopolis
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Porto Seguro
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Fernando de Noronha
— 6 nights
Fly:  33​h
Santa Maria

4
days
Ilhabela

Ilhabela ©
Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fome Beach and Pereque Beach. Get in touch with nature at Pauba Beach and Toque Toque Grande Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Ilhabela: Sao Sebastiao (Maresias Beach & Barra do Sahy). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Juliao Beach (Prainha), take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira Da Toca, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda e Bom Sucesso Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Viana Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ilhabela holiday planner.

Santa Maria, USA to Ilhabela is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Brasilia Time is 5 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Maria in February, with highs in Ilhabela at 87°F and lows at 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Ilhabela

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Sao Sebastiao, Pauba Beach, Maresias Beach
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Fome Beach ©
Fome Beach
Pereque Beach ©
Pereque Beach
Toque Toque Grande Beach ©
Toque Toque Grande Beach

5
days
Ubatuba

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Paraty Historic Centre and Igreja Matriz Sao Luiz de Toloza. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Camburizinho Beach and Cedro Beach. Explore Ubatuba's surroundings by going to Camburi Beach (in Sao Sebastiao), Paraty (Lula Beach & Casa da Cultura de Paraty) and Martim de Sa Beach (in Caraguatatuba). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Ilha Anchieta, kick back and relax at Almada Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Picinguaba.

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You can take a bus from Ilhabela to Ubatuba in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Ubatuba

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Paraty, Sao Sebastiao, Igreja Matriz, Martim de Sa Beach
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Praia do Tenorio ©
Praia do Tenorio
Praia do Lazaro ©
Praia do Lazaro
Cedro Beach ©
Cedro Beach

4
days
Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dois Rios Village and Aracatibinha Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Abraaozinho Beach and Lopes Mendes Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Aventureiro Beach, delve into the distant past at Aqueduto da Ilha Grande, take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Papagaio, and stroll through Crena Beach.

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You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Ubatuba to Ilha Grande in 4 hours. In March, daytime highs in Ilha Grande are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Dois Rios Beach ©
Dois Rios Beach
Aventureiro Beach ©
Aventureiro Beach
Abraaozinho Beach ©
Abraaozinho Beach

5
days
Florianopolis

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
We've included these beaches for you: Siriu Beach and Bombas Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lagoinha de Ponta das Canas Beach and Fortaleza de Sao Jose da Ponta Grossa. Get out of town with these interesting Florianopolis side-trips: Bombinhas (Lagoinha Beach (Trapiche) & Morro do Macaco), Praia do Maco (in Palhoca) and Garopaba Beach (in Garopaba). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Praia Mole, stroll through Joaquina beach, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography, and take a stroll through Jurere Internacional.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Florianopolis trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Ilha Grande to Florianopolis by combination of ferry, bus, and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Ilha Grande in March, you will find days in Florianopolis are slightly colder (81°F), and nights are about the same (69°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Florianopolis

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Bombinhas, Garopaba, Praia do Maco
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Siriu Beach ©
Siriu Beach
Garopaba Beach ©
Garopaba Beach
Bombas Beach ©
Bombas Beach

4
days
Porto Seguro

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Rio da Barra Beach and Santo Andre Beach. Visit Centro Historico and Quadrado for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto Seguro: Satu Beach (in Caraiva), Arraial d'Ajuda (Aracaipe beach, Parracho Beach, & more) and Rio Verde Beach (in Trancoso). There's lots more to do: stroll through Guaiu Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Barra do Sul Beach, and see the interesting displays at Porto Seguro Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Porto Seguro trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Florianopolis to Porto Seguro takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Porto Seguro are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Santo Andre
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Rio da Barra Beach ©
Rio da Barra Beach
Parracho Beach ©
Parracho Beach
Guaiu Beach ©
Guaiu Beach

6
days
Fernando de Noronha

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museu do Tubarao and Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS. Relax by the water at Boldro Beacch and Porto de Santo Antonio Beach (Porto). Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, don't miss a visit to Forte De Nossa Senhora Dos Remedios, and get outside with Baia dos Porcos.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Porto Seguro to Fernando de Noronha by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto Seguro to Fernando de Noronha. In March, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Atalaia Beach ©
Atalaia Beach
Praia do Leão ©
Praia do Leão

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