22 days in South America Itinerary

22 days in South America Itinerary

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 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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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 4 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 Aberto da Tartaruga Marinha de Fernando de Noronha Museum. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Praia do Cachorro, head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Enseada da Caieira, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary tool.

Chicago, USA to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Chicago in October, expect nights in Fernando de Noronha to be warmer, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:
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Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Praia do Cachorro ©
Praia do Cachorro
Praia do Bode ©
Praia do Bode

2
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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.
On the 7th (Wed), look for gifts at Eco Store, then kick back and relax at Quarta Praia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Segunda Praia, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Mirante. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): kick back and relax at Gamboa Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Morro de Sao Paulo trip planner.

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Morro de Sao Paulo by combination of flight and ferry takes about 10.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Morro de Sao Paulo due to the time zone difference. In October in Morro de Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Rio da Barra Beach, then make a trip to Largo da Ajuda, then browse the exhibits of Espaco Coral Vivo Mucuge, and finally look for gifts at Terima Kasih. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Muta Beach, then don't miss a visit to Macuco Artesanato, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Benedito, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Porto Seguro visit planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Morro de Sao Paulo to Porto Seguro in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Morro de Sao Paulo in October, plan for little chillier nights in Porto Seguro, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 11:
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Rio da Barra Beach ©
Rio da Barra Beach
Muta Beach ©
Muta Beach
Largo da Ajuda ©
Largo da Ajuda

3
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glaciar Martial and Helicopter Tours. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, see the interesting displays at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle, and look for gifts at El Montanes.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia attractions planner.

Getting from Porto Seguro to Ushuaia by flight takes about 17 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Porto Seguro in October, expect Ushuaia to be colder, temps between 11°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Glaciar Martial ©
Glaciar Martial
Helicopter Tours
Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina ©
Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina

3
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Puerto Panuelo, then hike along Circuito Chico, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally look for gifts at Chocolates Rapanui. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Catedral Alta Patagonis.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner.

Fly from Ushuaia to San Carlos de Bariloche in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Ushuaia in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Carlos de Bariloche, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Adventure
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Kayaking & Canoeing
Chocolates Rapanui ©
Chocolates Rapanui

4
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cerro Colorado Vinicunca and Q'enqo. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, make a trip to Callejon de Loreto, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cusco trip itinerary planning website.

Do a combination of bus and flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Cusco in 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time to Peru Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Cusco: highs are around 24°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Horseback Riding Tours
Q'enqo ©
Q'enqo

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