15 days in South America Itinerary

15 days in South America Itinerary

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Fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 5 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
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Ilha Grande — 5 nights

A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Relax by the water at Aventureiro and Abraao Beach. Get in touch with nature at Dois Rios Beach and Ecomuseu Ilha Grande. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Mangues Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Crena Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande online trip itinerary planner.

Detroit, USA to Ilha Grande is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Detroit to Ilha Grande. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Detroit in December; daily highs in Ilha Grande reach 87°F and lows reach 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.
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Rio de Janeiro — 4 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Get outdoors at Copacabana Beach and Leblon Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Praia de Ipanema and Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro. Change things up with a short trip to Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi in Niteroi (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach, examine the collection at Folclore Edison Carneiro Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro online route planner.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in December, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to fly to Fernando de Noronha.
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Fernando de Noronha — 5 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Baia do Sancho and Fernado de Noronha Island. Fundacao Projeto Tamar - Fernando de Noronha and Shark Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Sueste, stroll through Ponta das Caracas, see the sky in a new way at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha, and have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha route planner.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha by flight takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Fernando de Noronha can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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