31 days in South America Itinerary

31 days in South America Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ilhabela
— 4 nights
2
Ubatuba
— 5 nights
3
Ilha Grande
— 4 nights
4
Florianopolis
— 5 nights
5
Porto Seguro
— 4 nights
6
Fernando de Noronha
— 6 nights

4
nights
Ilhabela

Ilhabela ©
Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pauba Beach and Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda e Bom Sucesso Church. Take a break from the city and head to Fome Beach and Cachoeira Da Toca. Explore Ilhabela's surroundings by going to Sao Sebastiao (Toque Toque Grande Beach & Praia Barra do Sahy) and Maresias Beach (in Maresias). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Viana Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pereque Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual de Ilhabela, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira dos Tres Tombos.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ilhabela online itinerary planner.

Santa Maria, USA to Ilhabela is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Santa Maria to Ilhabela. When traveling from Santa Maria in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Ilhabela, with highs around °F, while nights are much warmer with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sao Sebastiao
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Viana Beach ©
Viana Beach
Fome Beach ©
Fome Beach
Toque Toque Grande Beach ©
Toque Toque Grande Beach

5
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Centro Historico and Igreja Matriz. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ilha Anchieta and Lula Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Ubatuba side-trips: Sao Sebastiao (Camburizinho Beach & Camburi Beach), Martim de Sa Beach (in Caraguatatuba) and Casa da Cultura de Paraty (in Paraty). There's still lots to do: stroll through Praia do Tenorio and kick back and relax at Praia do Lazaro.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ubatuba trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ilhabela to Ubatuba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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
nights
Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Get a sense of the local culture at Aqueduto and Castelhanos Lighthouse. Visiting Lagoa Azul and Abraaozinho Beach will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Dois Rios Beach, stroll through Camiranga Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Papagaio, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Achaia.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Ilha Grande trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ubatuba to Ilha Grande takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ubatuba to Ilha Grande due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Ilha Grande are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Florianopolis.

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
Florianopolis

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santo Antonio de Lisboa and Catedral Metropolitana de Florianopolis. You'll get in some beach time at Praia de Bombas and Da Lagoa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florianopolis: Praia do Maco (in Palhoca), Morro do Macaco (in Bombinhas) and Garopaba (Siriu Beach & Garopaba Beach). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Praia da Lagoinha da Ponta das Canas, see the interesting displays at Indigenous Museum, stroll through Jurere Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Florianopolis trip maker.

Getting from Ilha Grande to Florianopolis by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Ilha Grande in March, plan for little chillier days in Florianopolis, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bombinhas, Garopaba, Praia do Maco, Praia de Bombas
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Siriu Beach ©
Siriu Beach
Praia de Bombas ©
Praia de Bombas
Da Lagoa ©
Da Lagoa

4
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Centro Historico and Quadrado are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Rio da Barra Beach and Guaiu Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Santo Andre (Barra do Sul Beach & Santo Andre Beach). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Satu Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parracho Beach, see the interesting displays at Museu do Descobrimento - Porto Seguro, and don't miss a visit to Mucuge Street.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Porto Seguro visit planner.

You can fly from Florianopolis to Porto Seguro in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Cruz Cabralia
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Rio da Barra Beach ©
Rio da Barra Beach
Guaiu Beach ©
Guaiu Beach
Lagoa Azul Beach ©
Lagoa Azul Beach

6
nights
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Baia do Sancho and Conceicao Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Praia do Cachorro and Praia do Leão. Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Boldro Beacch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Atalaia Beach, get outside with Baia dos Porcos, and take an in-depth tour of Fernando de Noronha Memorial.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha route site.

Fly from Porto Seguro to Fernando de Noronha in 12 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time is 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °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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Conceicao Beach ©
Conceicao Beach
Atalaia Beach ©
Atalaia Beach

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