58 days in South America Itinerary

58 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America vacation planner

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Brasilia, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly to Silvio Pettirossi International Airport, Drive to Paraguari
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Paraguari, Paraguay
— 2 nights
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 7 nights
Fly to Domingo Faustino Sarmiento Airport, Drive to San Agustin del Valle Fertil
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San Agustin del Valle Fertil, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive to Domingo Faustino Sarmiento Airport, Fly to San Carlos De Bariloche Airport
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Maldonado, Uruguay
— 5 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 8 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

— 6 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.
Visit Capela de Sao Pedro and Ruínas do Antigo Presídio for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shark Museum and Fernando de Noronha Memorial. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, see the interesting displays at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS, and contemplate the long history of Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha journey planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Fernando de Noronha, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 8:

Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

— 6 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ricardo Brennand Institute and Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue. Museum-lovers will appreciate Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand and Museu da Cidade do Recife - Forte das Cinco Pontas. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto de Galinhas: Gales de Maragogi (in Maragogi), Capela Dourada (in Recife) and Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande (in Barra Grande). Next up on the itinerary: see the vivid underwater world at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, take some stellar pictures from Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao do Outeiro, and stroll around Sagui Project.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto de Galinhas tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 14:

Brasilia, Brazil

— 5 nights

Capital of Hope

Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Catedral Metropolitana and Espaco Lucio Costa. Let the collections at Memorial JK and Experiences Library capture your imagination. Take a break from Brasilia with a short trip to Clube Pescar in Luziania, about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Pontao do Lago Sul, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario da Mae Rainha e Vencedora Tres Vezes Admiravel de Schoenstatt, admire the striking features of Templo da Boa Vontade, and look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Olhos D'agua.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Brasilia journey maker app.

Fly from Porto de Galinhas to Brasilia in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Porto de Galinhas in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Brasilia, with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paraguari.

Things to do in Brasilia

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 19:

Paraguari, Paraguay

— 2 nights
Paraguarí is a city, distrito and capital of Paraguarí Department in Paraguay, located 66 km from the country’s capital, Asunción. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Eco Reserva Mbatovi, see the interesting displays at Museo Gaspar Rodriguez De Francia, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): admire the sheer force of Salto Cristal.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paraguari online trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Brasilia to Paraguari. The time zone difference when traveling from Brasilia to Paraguari is minus 1 hour. September in Paraguari sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Paraguari

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

Iguazu National Park, Argentina

— 2 nights
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
On the 22nd (Tue), admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, then admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then head off the coast to Isla San Martin.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Iguazu National Park trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Paraguari to Iguazu National Park in 5.5 hours. The time zone changes from Paraguay Standard Time (PYT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Iguazu National Park can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 7 nights

Queen of La Plata

Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cemiterio de Recoleta and Puerto Madero. La Boca and Casa Rosada will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Buenos Aires: Museo de arte Tigre (in Tigre) and Reserva Natural Urbana (in Castelar). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, admire the striking features of Palacio Barolo, get to know the fascinating history of Calle Defensa, and shop like a local with Palermo.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Buenos Aires travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Iguazu National Park in September, with highs in Buenos Aires at 20°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Agustin del Valle Fertil.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 30:

San Agustin del Valle Fertil, Argentina

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): examine the collection at Museo Piedras del Mundo and then walk around Provincial Ischigualasto Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Agustin del Valle Fertil driving holiday tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Buenos Aires to San Agustin del Valle Fertil. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Agustin del Valle Fertil

Museums · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

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.
Go for a jaunt from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Martin de los Andes to see Pozones de Caleufu about 1h 55 min away. Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, trek along Circuito Chico, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche route maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Agustin del Valle Fertil to San Carlos de Bariloche. October in San Carlos de Bariloche sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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Find places to stay Oct 1 — 6:

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

— 3 nights
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio and Compania Mercantil de Chubut. Take a break from Puerto Madryn with a short trip to Punta Tombo in Dos Pozos, about 3 hours away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Peninsula Valdes, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Loberia de Punta Loma, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ecocentro.

Start your trip to Puerto Madryn by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Madryn by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Maldonado.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 10:

Maldonado, Uruguay

— 5 nights
One of the larger cities in the country, Maldonado draws visitors primarily interested in the city's coastline and the wider region's beaches.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Del Mar and Museo – Taller de Casapueblo. You'll explore and learn at Museo de Replicas en Miniaturas and Museo Vivo del Titere. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maldonado: Minas (Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora del Verdun, Cerro Arequita, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera, stroll through Playa Mansa, and look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Lussich.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Maldonado trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Puerto Madryn to Maldonado in 10.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Maldonado

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 15:

Sao Paulo, Brazil

— 5 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and Afro Brazil Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP and Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo. Explore Sao Paulo's surroundings by going to Aparecida (Professor Jose Luiz Pasin Municipal Museum, National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida, &more). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Associação Cultural Nossa Senhora de Fátima, and take a stroll through Paulista Avenue.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo road trip tool.

You can fly from Maldonado to Sao Paulo in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Maldonado in October; daily highs in Sao Paulo reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 20:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 8 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 some cultural insight at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer and Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ilha Fiscal and Sao Bento Monastery. Change things up with these side-trips from Rio de Janeiro: Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi (in Niteroi) and Petropolis (Museu de Porcelana de Petropolis, Museu Casa de Santos Dumont, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, contemplate the long history of Parque Lage, learn about all things military at Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana, and kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro day trip planning site.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rio de Janeiro, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 28:

Brazil travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.

Paraguay travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Shopping Malls · Gift & Specialty Shops
Heart of South America
Divided in half by its eponymous river, Paraguay is a land of contrasts, especially between its lush eastern region where most of the population lives and the arid west, filled with rustic villages and old Jesuit colonies. Although under Spanish rule for three centuries and with a recent history of dictatorships and wars, Paraguay retained its native Guarani culture, with more than 80 percent of population of indigenous heritage. You'll find plenty of things to do in Paraguay, from touring cosmopolitan cities and quaint Jesuit colonies, to browsing affordable arts and crafts stores and sailing on rivers that crisscross the diverse natural landscape that makes up this landlocked nation.

Argentina travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.

Uruguay travel guide

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Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Art Museums
Switzerland of South America
One of the smallest countries in South America, tourist-friendly Uruguay is often called the "Switzerland of South America" because of its consistent economic development and progressive society. Open-minded Montevideo serves as the starting point of most Uruguay vacations, offering visitors an eclectic cultural scene and a chance to discover some of South America's major architectural treasures. Away from the cosmopolitan capital city, vacations in Uruguay involve exploring wildlife-rich areas along the Atlantic and touring the rustic interior on horseback, gaucho style. In this sports-loving country, the highlight of your Uruguay trip might just be a soccer match between Penarol and Nacional, the country's two major clubs.