60 days in South America Itinerary

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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Bento Goncalves
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Bento Goncalves, Brazil
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Fly to Sao Paulo Congonhas, Bus to Alameda São Sebastião, 12, Ferry to Ilhabela
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Ilhabela, Brazil
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Ferry to São Sebastião, Taxi to Ubatuba, Bus to Paraty, Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rodoviaria, Fly to Ouro Preto
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Ouro Preto, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Itacare, Brazil
— 2 nights
Bus to Valença, Ferry to Morro de Sao Paulo
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Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
Ferry to Salvador, Fly to Natal
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Natal, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
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Praia da Pipa, Brazil
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Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Cusco, Peru
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina — 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Piedras Blancas and Isla Victoria. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at Chocolates Rapanui, stroll around Parque Nahuelito, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to San Carlos de Bariloche is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Carlos de Bariloche due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect San Carlos de Bariloche to be slightly colder, temps between 7°C and -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Ushuaia.
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Ushuaia, Argentina — 3 nights

End of the World

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.
On the 17th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse, hit the slopes at Cerro Castor (Castor Mount), and then take in the awesome beauty at Glacier Martial. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Maritimo & del Presidio de Ushuaia.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ushuaia trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Ushuaia takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in July, and nighttime lows around 0°C. You will leave for Bento Goncalves on the 19th (Wed).
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Bento Goncalves, Brazil — 5 nights

Wine Capital of Brazil

Founded in 1875, the young city of Bento Goncalves boasts a rich recent history and attractions that tastefully complement its surrounding natural features.
Vale dos Vinhedos and Lidio Carraro Vinicola Boutique are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vinicola Torcello and Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Vinicola Salton, take in the pleasant sights at Caminhos de Pedra, make a trip to Erva-Mate Ferrari, and look for gifts at Itallinni Biscotteria.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Bento Goncalves day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to Bento Goncalves takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ilhabela.
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Ilhabela, Brazil — 3 nights

Capital of Sailing

Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Praia Grande and Praia Da Feiticeira. Relax by the water at Juliao Beach and Praia Pedra do Sino. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Jabaquara Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Curral Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ilhabela trip itinerary app.

Getting from Bento Goncalves to Ilhabela by combination of flight, bus, and ferry takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Ilhabela are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.
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Ilha Grande, Brazil — 6 nights

A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pico do Papagaio and Aventureiro. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Dois Rios Beach and Parnaioca Beach. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Feiticeira Beach, enjoy the sea views from Castelhanos Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Abraaozinho Beach, and see the interesting displays at Ecomuseu Ilha Grande.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ilha Grande online tour planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and car from Ilhabela to Ilha Grande takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Ilhabela in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Ilha Grande. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Ouro Preto.
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Ouro Preto, Brazil — 3 nights

Designated a World Heritage Site because of its well-preserved Baroque architecture, the city of Ouro Preto served as the state capital until local governance outgrew the scale of this pleasant valley settlement.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Casa dos Contos Museum and Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar. Step off the beaten path and head to Church of Sao Francisco de Assis and Museum of Mineralogy. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo, steep yourself in history at Mina Du Veloso, don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, and explore the world behind art at Museu da Inconfidencia.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ouro Preto tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Ilha Grande to Ouro Preto by combination of ferry, bus, and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Ouro Preto, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Itacare.
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Itacare, Brazil — 2 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.
On the 6th (Sun), kick back and relax at Jeribucacu Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Itacarezinho Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Concha Beach, kick back and relax at Prainha Beach, and then stroll through Ribeira Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Itacare vacation planning tool.

You can fly from Ouro Preto to Itacare in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Itacare, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.
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Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Gamboa Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Quarta Praia, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Terceira Praia. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto), tour the pleasant surroundings at Segunda Praia, and then visit a coastal fixture at Farol do Morro.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Morro de Sao Paulo trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Itacare to Morro de Sao Paulo in 5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Morro de Sao Paulo can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Natal.
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Natal, Brazil — 3 nights

City of the Sun

The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
We've included these beaches for you: Cotovelo Beach and Morro do Careca. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Camurupim Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Parrachos de Maracajau, and immerse yourself in nature at Parque das Dunas.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Natal trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Morro de Sao Paulo to Natal in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Fernando de Noronha.
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil — 7 nights

Emerald of the Atlantic

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.
Relax by the water at Baia do Sancho and Baia dos Porcos. Get some cultural insight at Fundacao Projeto Tamar - Fernando de Noronha and Ruinas do Antigo Presidio. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Praia do Leão, kick back and relax at Baia dos Golfinhos, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha online attractions planner.

You can fly from Natal to Fernando de Noronha in 3 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Natal in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Fernando de Noronha. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Praia da Pipa.
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Praia da Pipa, Brazil — 3 nights

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.
Relax by the water at Barra de Cunhau and Amor Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Pipa, stroll through Madeiro Beach, and get great views at Chapadao Hill.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Praia da Pipa travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Praia da Pipa takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Fernando de Noronha in August since evenings lows in Praia da Pipa dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Porto Seguro.
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Igreja de Sao Joao Batista and Centro Historico. Step off the beaten path and head to Praia dos Coqueiros and Muta Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Coroa Vermelha Beach in Santa Cruz Cabralia (about 34 minutes away). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Reserva Pataxo da Jaqueira, enjoy the sand and surf at Pitinga Beach, stroll through Praia de Taipe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Porto Seguro road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Praia da Pipa to Porto Seguro takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. When traveling from Praia da Pipa in August, plan for slightly colder days in Porto Seguro, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 6 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pedra Bonita and Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana. You'll get in some beach time at Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, admire the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro road trip website.

You can fly from Porto Seguro to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Cusco.
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Cusco, Peru — 5 nights

Imperial City

Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sacsayhuaman and exploor. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas and Tambomachay. Step out of Cusco to go to Ollantaytambo and see Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha, explore the galleries of Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco, take a stroll through San Blas, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cusco trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Cusco takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Cusco. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Cusco, with highs around 25°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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