60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Start: Ottawa, Canada
Fly:  22 h
1
Maragogi, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Natal, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
4
Itacare, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Bombinhas, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Florianopolis, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
8
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive + Ferry:  7 h 15 min
10
Ilhabela, Brazil
— 3 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  1 h 30 min
11
Ubatuba, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  19 h 45 min
12
Hanga Roa, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
13
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
14
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
15
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 1 night
Fly:  18 h
End: Ottawa, Canada

3
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Maragogi, Brazil

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
Take a break from the city and head to Praia Ponta de Mangue and Xareu Beach. Visit Japaratinga Beach and Burgalhau Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Maragogi: Praia de Ipioca (in Maceio), Praia de Tamandare (in Tamandare) and Praia De Maracaipe (in Porto de Galinhas). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Antunes Beach.

Plan my trip to Maragogi with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Ottawa, Canada to Maragogi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Ottawa in January, things will get much hotter in Maragogi: highs are around 35°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Praia de Ipioca, Praia de Tamandare, Praia De Maracaipe, Japaratinga Beach
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Xareu Beach ©
Xareu Beach
Praia Ponta de Mangue ©
Praia Ponta de Mangue
Japaratinga Beach ©
Japaratinga Beach

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Conceicao Beach and Praia do Leão. Get outdoors at Baia do Sancho and Praia do Sueste. There's lots more to do: stroll through Atalaia Beach, kick back and relax at Praia do Cachorro, get outside with Baia dos Porcos, and see the interesting displays at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Maragogi to Fernando de Noronha by flight takes about 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) is 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in Fernando de Noronha can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Natal.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Praia do Leão ©
Praia do Leão
Conceicao Beach ©
Conceicao Beach
Fernado de Noronha Island ©
Fernado de Noronha Island

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Natal, Brazil

Natal ©
The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Take a break from the city and head to Camurupim Beach and Barra de Cunhau. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Barra De Punau and Madeiro Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Cotovelo Beach (in Parnamirim) and Praia da Pipa (Amor Beach & Chapadao Hill). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Genipabu Beach.

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Fly from Fernando de Noronha to Natal in 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Natal is minus 1 hour. In January in Natal, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Itacare.

Things to do in Natal

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Praia da Pipa, Cotovelo Beach, Barra de Cunhau, Madeiro Beach
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Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach
Barra de Cunhau ©
Barra de Cunhau
Cotovelo Beach ©
Cotovelo Beach

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Itacare, Brazil

Itacare ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Concha Beach and Havaizinho Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Jeribucacu Beach and Itacarezinho Beach. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ribeira Beach and stroll through Praia da Tiririca.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Itacare journey maker site.

You can fly from Natal to Itacare in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Itacare

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ribeira Beach ©
Ribeira Beach
Prainha Beach ©
Prainha Beach
Jeribucacu Beach ©
Jeribucacu Beach

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Coroa Vermelha Beach and Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda. Visit Praia de Taipe and Praia dos Coqueiros for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Muta Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Recife de Fora, get engrossed in the history at Memorial da Epopeia do Descobrimento, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Mucugê.

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Traveling by car from Itacare to Porto Seguro takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In January, daytime highs in Porto Seguro are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bombinhas.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
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Muta Beach ©
Muta Beach
Coroa Vermelha Beach ©
Coroa Vermelha Beach
Praia de Taipe ©
Praia de Taipe

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Bombinhas, Brazil

Bombinhas ©
A municipality geared towards seaside tourism, tiny Bombinhas makes up for its diminutive size with ample opportunities off its shores, including snorkeling, diving, and boat tours.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Central Beach and Morro do Macaco. Escape the urban bustle at Sepultura Beach and Da Lagoa. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia de Palmas (in Governador Celso Ramos) and Itapema (Itapema Beach & Meia-Praia Beach). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia de Mariscal and stroll through Praia de Bombas.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Bombinhas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto Seguro to Bombinhas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Bombinhas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Bombinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Itapema, Praia de Palmas, Central Beach, Praia de Bombas
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Praia de Bombas ©
Praia de Bombas
Praia De Quatro Ilhas ©
Praia De Quatro Ilhas
Praia de Mariscal ©
Praia de Mariscal

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nights
Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia dos Ingleses and Canasvieiras Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Lagoa da Conceicao and Guarda do Embau Beach. Go for a jaunt from Florianopolis to Garopaba to see Garopaba Beach about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Campeche, stroll through Barra da Lagoa Beach, wander the streets of Costa da Lagoa, and step off the mainland to explore Campeche island.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Florianopolis trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bombinhas to Florianopolis takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Garopaba Beach, Guarda do Embau Beach
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Lagoa da Conceicao
Lagoa da Conceicao
Guarda do Embau Beach ©
Guarda do Embau Beach
Daniela's Beach ©
Daniela's Beach

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parque Nacional Tijuca and Leblon Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer and Pedra do Arpoador. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, stroll through Copacabana Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro visit app.

You can fly from Florianopolis to Rio de Janeiro in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. February in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil

Armacao dos Buzios ©
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.
Relax by the water at Azedinha Beach and Joao Fernandinho Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Praia das Conchas and Armacao Beach. When in Armacao dos Buzios, make a side trip to see Praia do Pero in Cabo Frio, approximately Cabo Frio away. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Brava Beach and kick back and relax at Ferradura Beach.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Armacao dos Buzios travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Rio de Janeiro to Armacao dos Buzios takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cabo Frio
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Praia do Pero ©
Praia do Pero
Praia das Conchas ©
Praia das Conchas
Azedinha Beach ©
Azedinha Beach

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Ilhabela, Brazil

Ilhabela ©
Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Relax by the water at Baia de Castelhanos Beach and Praia do Guaeca. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jabaquara Beach and Cabras Island. Step out of Ilhabela to go to Sao Sebastiao and see Camburi Beach, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Feiticeira and tour the pleasant surroundings at Curral Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ilhabela road trip app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Armacao dos Buzios to Ilhabela takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Armacao dos Buzios in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 23°C in Ilhabela. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sao Sebastiao
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Praia Da Feiticeira ©
Praia Da Feiticeira
Baia de Castelhanos Beach ©
Baia de Castelhanos Beach
Praia do Guaeca ©
Praia do Guaeca

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Ubatuba, Brazil

Ubatuba ©
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Meio Beach and Itamambuca Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Felix Beach and Prumirim Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ubatuba: Paraty (Sono Beach & Centro Historico). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Almada Beach, stroll through Domingas Dias Beach, and meet the residents at Projeto Tamar.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ubatuba tour itinerary planner.

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 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Paraty
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Itamambuca Beach ©
Itamambuca Beach
Meio Beach ©
Meio Beach
Prumirim Beach ©
Prumirim Beach

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Hanga Roa, Chile

Hanga Roa ©
The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
Rano Raraku and Orongo will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Anakena and Ovahe. Spend the 1st (Fri) exploring nature at Rapa Nui Parque Nacional. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Ahu Tahai, explore the ancient world of Ahu Vinapu, don't miss a visit to Ahu Tongariki, and contemplate the geological forces at Rano Kau.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hanga Roa itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Ubatuba to Hanga Roa takes 17.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Ubatuba to Hanga Roa due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
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Orongo ©
Orongo
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Anakena ©
Anakena

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Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Laguna Esmeralda and Lago Roca. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano and Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina. There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Ushuaia Bay, fly down the slopes at Cerro Castor (Castor Mount), make a trip to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

Plan my day in Ushuaia using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Hanga Roa to Ushuaia in 21 hours. The time zone difference moving from Easter Island Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Hanga Roa in March, things will get cooler in Ushuaia: highs are around 13°C and lows about 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lago Roca
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Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano ©
Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) ©
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount)
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay

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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

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 Rio Correntoso and Kayaking & Canoeing. Visiting Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, and contemplate the waterfront views at Isla Victoria.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in March, expect nights in San Carlos de Bariloche to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Punta del Este.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Rio Correntoso
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro
River Rafting & Tubing

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Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este ©
With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
On the 11th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Mansa, kick back and relax at Playa Mansa, stroll through Playa Pinares, thenkick back and relax at Playa Brava, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa el Emir. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Playa de Jose Ignacio, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Portezuelo, and then kick back and relax at Playa Punta Ballena.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Punta del Este trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Punta del Este in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in March, you will find days in Punta del Este are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are warmer (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Jose Ignacio, Maldonado
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Playa Brava ©
Playa Brava
Playa de Jose Ignacio ©
Playa de Jose Ignacio
Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa

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