35 days in South America Itinerary

35 days in South America Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  30 h
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h
2
Praia da Pipa, Brazil
— 2 nights
+4
Shuttle + Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  9 h 15 min
3
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Bus:  5 h
4
Itacare, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  6 h
6
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Ferry:  7 h 30 min
7
Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Ubatuba, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Ilhabela, Brazil
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  7 h 45 min
10
Florianopolis, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
11
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  34 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Conceicao Beach and Praia do Leão. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia do Cachorro and Atalaia Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fernado de Noronha Island, kick back and relax at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, see the interesting displays at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS, and head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 30- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Fernando de Noronha, you'll gain 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you will find days in Fernando de Noronha are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are much warmer (29°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

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Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Conceicao Beach ©
Conceicao Beach
Fernado de Noronha Island ©
Fernado de Noronha Island

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stroll through Baia dos Golfinhos, enjoy the sand and surf at Madeiro Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Amor Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Pipa Beach and then stroll through Barra de Cunhau.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Praia da Pipa day trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Fernando de Noronha to Praia da Pipa in 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Praia da Pipa is minus 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Praia da Pipa are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Barra de Cunhau
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Barra de Cunhau ©
Barra de Cunhau
Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach
Amor Beach ©
Amor Beach

2
nights
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Morro de Sao Paulo ©
One of the island of Tinhare's five villages, Morro de Sao Paulo stands as an old, charming settlement, with plenty of natural attractions and all the facilities to make visitors feel at home.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gamboa Beach and Terceira Praia. Take a break from the city and head to Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) and Quarta Praia. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Garapua Beach, enjoy the sea views from Farol do Morro, and stroll through Segunda Praia.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Morro de Sao Paulo day trip site.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and ferry from Praia da Pipa to Morro de Sao Paulo takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Itacare.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) ©
Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto)
Gamboa Beach ©
Gamboa Beach
Farol do Morro ©
Farol do Morro

2
nights
Itacare, Brazil

Itacare ©
Most visitors remember their Itacare vacation by the area's wide beaches, lapped by breakers ideal for both experienced surfers and novice wave riders still perfecting their skills.
On the 15th (Tue), kick back and relax at Havaizinho Beach, kick back and relax at Itacarezinho Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jeribucacu Beach. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ribeira Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Prainha Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Tiririca.

To find maps and other tourist information, go to the Itacare online visit planner.

Getting from Morro de Sao Paulo to Itacare by combination of ferry and bus takes about 5 hours. December in Itacare sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Itacare

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Jeribucacu Beach ©
Jeribucacu Beach
Prainha Beach ©
Prainha Beach
Praia da Tiririca ©
Praia da Tiririca

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Quadrado and Centro Historico. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Coroa Vermelha Beach and Praia dos Nativos. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Coqueiros, stroll through Muta Beach, and explore the gorgeous colors at Recife de Fora.

Discover how to plan a Porto Seguro trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Itacare to Porto Seguro in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In December in Porto Seguro, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil

Armacao dos Buzios ©
Perched on the tip of a peninsula about 175 km (109 mi) east of Rio de Janeiro, the coastal town of Armacao dos Buzios attracts visitors looking to enjoy a beachside getaway without the crowds and chaos of the big city.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia das Dunas and Azeda Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia and Ferradurinha Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Armacao dos Buzios: Praia Grande (in Arraial do Cabo) and Praia do Forte (in Cabo Frio). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Tartaruga Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ferradura Beach.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Armacao dos Buzios online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Porto Seguro to Armacao dos Buzios by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Armacao dos Buzios can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Arraial do Cabo, Cabo Frio
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Praia do Forte ©
Praia do Forte
Praia Grande ©
Praia Grande
Ferradurinha Beach ©
Ferradurinha Beach

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Dois Rios Beach and then kick back and relax at Aventureiro. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lopes Mendes Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoa Azul.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ilha Grande online day trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Armacao dos Buzios to Ilha Grande in 7.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) 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

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco and Domingas Dias Beach. Visit Meio Beach and Felix Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of Ubatuba with an excursion to Praia do Cachadaco in Trindade--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Prumirim Beach, step off the mainland to explore Ilha Anchieta, and kick back and relax at Itamambuca Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ubatuba online tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Ubatuba in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Ilha Grande to Ubatuba, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Paraty
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Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco ©
Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco
Itamambuca Beach ©
Itamambuca Beach
Meio Beach ©
Meio Beach

3
nights
Ilhabela, Brazil

Ilhabela ©
Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Visiting Baia de Castelhanos Beach and Bonete Beach will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Jabaquara Beach and Pauba Beach. Go for a jaunt from Ilhabela to Maresias to see Maresias Beach about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Praia Da Feiticeira and kick back and relax at Curral Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ilhabela trip planning site.

Drive from Ubatuba to Ilhabela in 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ubatuba to Ilhabela is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Ilhabela are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Sao Sebastiao
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Praia Da Feiticeira ©
Praia Da Feiticeira
Baia de Castelhanos Beach ©
Baia de Castelhanos Beach
Jabaquara Beach ©
Jabaquara Beach

3
nights
Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Take a break from the city and head to Lagoinha do Leste and Daniela's Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia do Santinho and Praia do Campeche. Step out of Florianopolis with an excursion to Guarda do Embau Beach in Palhoca--about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cachoeira Do Bom Jesus Beach, step off the mainland to explore Campeche island, stroll through Matadeiro Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Dunas da Joaquina.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Florianopolis trip maker.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilhabela to Florianopolis in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. When traveling from Ilhabela in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Florianopolis, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Guarda do Embau Beach
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Guarda do Embau Beach ©
Guarda do Embau Beach
Matadeiro Beach ©
Matadeiro Beach
Daniela's Beach ©
Daniela's Beach

3
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
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.
CASA BEBAN and Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Laguna Esmeralda and Ushuaia Bay. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cerro Castor (Castor Mount), see Off-Road Tours, explore the activities along Bahia Lapataia, and take in the awesome beauty at Glacier Martial.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia itinerary tool.

Fly from Florianopolis to Ushuaia in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Florianopolis in January, with highs in Ushuaia at 15°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ushuaia

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Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) ©
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount)
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay
Laguna Esmeralda ©
Laguna Esmeralda

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