60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Fly to Sao Paulo, Bus to São Sebastião, Ferry to Ilhabela
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Ilhabela, Brazil
— 3 nights
Ferry to São Sebastião, Taxi to Ubatuba
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Ubatuba, Brazil
— 5 nights
Drive
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Paraty, Brazil
— 6 nights
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 7 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Armacao dos Buzios
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Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive
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Arraial do Cabo, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly
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Florianopolis, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly
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Itacare, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive
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Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly
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Maragogi, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Ilhabela, Brazil — 3 nights

Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Baia de Castelhanos Beach and Praia Do Bonete. You'll get in some beach time at Jabaquara Beach and Praia Da Feiticeira. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Juliao Beach and kick back and relax at Curral Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ilhabela trip builder app.

Cape Town, South Africa to Ilhabela is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Cape Town to Ilhabela, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cape Town in December, with highs in Ilhabela at 36°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ubatuba.
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Ubatuba, Brazil — 5 nights

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Itamambuca Beach and Domingas Dias Beach. Get outdoors at Felix Beach and Praia do Lazaro. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia das Toninhas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Tenorio, and head off the coast to Ilha Anchieta.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ubatuba holiday planning app.

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. Traveling from Ilhabela to Ubatuba, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Paraty.
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Paraty, Brazil — 6 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.
Visit Meio Beach and Pouso da Cajaiba Beach for some beach relaxation. Get a sense of the local culture at Centro Historico and Cachoeira do Toboga. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Paraty Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Iriri Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and kick back and relax at Sono Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paraty vacation website.

Traveling by car from Ubatuba to Paraty takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ubatuba to Paraty. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.
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Find places to stay Jan 7 — 13:

Ilha Grande, Brazil — 7 nights

A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lagoa Azul and Dois Rios Beach. Visiting Lopes Mendes Beach and Abraaozinho Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, kick back and relax at Mangues Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tapera Beach.

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

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Ilha Grande can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Armacao dos Buzios.
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Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil — 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Azedinha Beach and Azeda Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Praia das Conchas and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with a short trip to Praia do Forte in Cabo Frio (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Brava Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Ferradura Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Armacao dos Buzios trip itinerary website.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Armacao dos Buzios in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Arraial do Cabo.
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Arraial do Cabo, Brazil — 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Prainha and Praia Grande. Get outdoors at Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia and Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Farol Beach, kick back and relax at Forno Beach, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Arraial do Cabo day trip app.

Drive from Armacao dos Buzios to Arraial do Cabo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Arraial do Cabo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rio de Janeiro.
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Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 3 nights

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
On the 27th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Lady of the Candelaria, appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and finally kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, then kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, and finally explore the activities along Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rio de Janeiro, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Arraial do Cabo to Rio de Janeiro in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Ushuaia.
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Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:

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.
Visiting Laguna Esmeralda and Ushuaia Bay will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Boat Tours & Water Sports and Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse. The adventure continues: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, don't miss a visit to Museo Maritimo & del Presidio de Ushuaia, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial, and explore the activities along Bahia Lapataia.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Ushuaia in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January; daily highs in Ushuaia reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Florianopolis.
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Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 2:

Florianopolis, Brazil — 6 nights

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lagoinha do Leste and Praia do Santinho. Escape the urban bustle at Daniela's Beach and Praia de Mariscal. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florianopolis: Bombinhas Beach (in Bombinhas), Guarda do Embau Beach (in Palhoca) and Praia do Rosa (in Praia do Rosa). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Campeche, step off the mainland to explore Campeche Island, and kick back and relax at Barra da Lagoa Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Florianopolis online trip maker.

Getting from Ushuaia to Florianopolis by flight takes about 15 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Ushuaia in February: high temperatures in Florianopolis hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to Itacare.
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Itacare, Brazil — 3 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Concha Beach and Havaizinho Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Jeribucacu Beach and Prainha Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Ribeira Beach, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Itacarezinho Beach.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Itacare vacation app.

Traveling by flight from Florianopolis to Itacare takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Porto Seguro.
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Find places to stay Feb 8 — 11:

Porto Seguro, Brazil — 5 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.
Get some cultural insight at Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda and Quadrado. We've included these beaches for you: Coroa Vermelha Beach and Praia dos Nativos. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Muta Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Taperapua Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Porto Seguro tour website.

Traveling by car from Itacare to Porto Seguro takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. February in Porto Seguro sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to fly to Maragogi.
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Find places to stay Feb 11 — 16:

Maragogi, Brazil — 4 nights

Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
Escape the urban bustle at Muro Alto Beach and Burgalhau Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Praia Ponta de Mangue and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Venture out of the city with trips to Porto de Galinhas (Cupe beach, Pontal de Maracaipe, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Antunes Beach and identify plant and animal life at Gales de Maragogi.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Maragogi trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Porto Seguro to Maragogi by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Maragogi are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Fernando de Noronha.
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fundacao Projeto Tamar - Fernando de Noronha and Shark Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Conceicao Beach and Praia do Cachorro. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fernado de Noronha Island, kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Maragogi to Fernando de Noronha in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Maragogi to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. In February in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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