21 days in South America Itinerary

21 days in South America Itinerary

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 3 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha ©

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Baia dos Porcos and Buraco do Galego. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cachorro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Bode, don't miss a visit to Fortaleza N S dos Remedios, and head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha day trip planning site.

Chicago, USA to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Chicago to Fernando de Noronha. When traveling from Chicago in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Fernando de Noronha, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 7:
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Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Praia do Cachorro ©
Praia do Cachorro
Praia do Bode ©
Praia do Bode

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): stop by Eco Store, enjoy the sand and surf at Quarta Praia, then stroll through Segunda Praia, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Mirante. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Gamboa Beach.

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Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Morro de Sao Paulo by combination of flight and ferry takes about 10.5 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Morro de Sao Paulo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. October in Morro de Sao Paulo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:
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Quarta Praia ©
Quarta Praia
Gamboa Beach ©
Gamboa Beach
Segunda Praia ©
Segunda Praia

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.
On the 10th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Rio da Barra Beach, then don't miss a visit to Largo da Ajuda, then see the interesting displays at Espaco Coral Vivo Mucuge, and finally stop by Terima Kasih. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): explore the gorgeous colors at Recife de Fora, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Benedito.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Porto Seguro road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Morro de Sao Paulo to Porto Seguro takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Morro de Sao Paulo in October, Porto Seguro is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Mon) before leaving for San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:
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Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Rio da Barra Beach ©
Rio da Barra Beach
Largo da Ajuda ©
Largo da Ajuda

3
nights

San Carlos de Bariloche
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Puerto Panuelo, hike along Circuito Chico, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally look for gifts at Chocolates Rapanui. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Carlos de Bariloche, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Porto Seguro to San Carlos de Bariloche by flight takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, San Carlos de Bariloche is colder than Porto Seguro - with highs of 17°C and lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Adventure
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Kayaking & Canoeing
Chocolates Rapanui ©
Chocolates Rapanui

3
nights
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
Step off the beaten path and head to Atacama Desert and Museo del Meteorito. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Valle Arcoiris.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama vacation tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Pedro de Atacama in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Pedro de Atacama due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in October, you will find days in San Pedro de Atacama are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna

2
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Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©

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.
On the 19th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Cerro Colorado Vinicunca and then steep yourself in history at Tipon. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, then contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, and then get outside with Peru Adventure People.

For where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in October, expect nights in Cusco to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus ©
Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus
Peru Adventure People ©
Peru Adventure People

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