16 days in South America Itinerary

16 days in South America Itinerary

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16 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Lima
+4
Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  13 h
1
Ilha Grande
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Foot + Bus:  7 h 30 min
2
Armacao dos Buzios
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Rio de Janeiro
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Porto Seguro
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  6 h 15 min
5
Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare
— 1 night
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  9 h
6
Fernando de Noronha
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h
7
Praia da Pipa
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Lima

1
night
Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoa Azul, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lopes Mendes Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santo Antonio Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dois Rios Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caxadaco Beach, and then kick back and relax at Aventureiro.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande road trip tool.

Lima, Peru to Ilha Grande is an approximately 13- hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Peru Time (PET) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Lima in abril, you will find days in Ilha Grande are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Dois Rios Beach ©
Dois Rios Beach
Aventureiro ©
Aventureiro
Caxadaco Beach ©
Caxadaco Beach

1
night
Armacao dos Buzios

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stroll through Praia do Pero and then kick back and relax at Praia das Conchas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): kick back and relax at Ferradura Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ferradurinha Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Azeda Beach, and finally make a trip to Rua das Pedras.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Armacao dos Buzios attractions tool.

Getting from Ilha Grande to Armacao dos Buzios by combination of ferry and bus takes about 7.5 hours. In abril, daytime highs in Armacao dos Buzios are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

1
night
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): stroll through Copacabana Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, then kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, and finally appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro vacation planning site.

You can drive from Armacao dos Buzios to Rio de Janeiro in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in abril, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Pedra do Arpoador ©
Pedra do Arpoador

2
nights
Porto Seguro

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 1st (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico, identify plant and animal life at Recife de Fora, and then kick back and relax at Taperapua Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Coroa Vermelha Beach and then kick back and relax at Muta Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto Seguro trip tool.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Porto Seguro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. abril in Porto Seguro sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
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Coroa Vermelha Beach ©
Coroa Vermelha Beach
Muta Beach ©
Muta Beach
Taperapua Beach ©
Taperapua Beach

1
night
Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto), stroll through Quarta Praia, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Segunda Praia.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Morro de Sao Paulo trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Porto Seguro to Morro de Sao Paulo by combination of flight, bus, and ferry takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In mayo, daily temperatures in Morro de Sao Paulo can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) ©
Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto)
Quarta Praia ©
Quarta Praia
Segunda Praia ©
Segunda Praia

3
nights
Fernando de Noronha

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Baia dos Porcos and Porto de Santo Antonio Beach. Get outdoors at Baia do Sancho and Praia do Leão. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, stroll through Praia do Cachorro, trek along Trilha Costa Esmeralda, and go for a walk through Trilha Atalaia.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha road trip tool.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Morro de Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha in 9 hours. Traveling from Morro de Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In mayo, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia dos Golfinhos ©
Baia dos Golfinhos
Fernado de Noronha Island ©
Fernado de Noronha Island
Atalaia Beach ©
Atalaia Beach

3
nights
Praia da Pipa

Praia da Pipa ©
Some of Brazil's finest beaches stand among top Praia de Pipa tourist attractions, though the area also features lively nightlife and a big selection of cafes, restaurants, bars, art galleries, and artisan workshops.
On the 8th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Pipa Beach and then kick back and relax at Barra de Cunhau. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Amor Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Madeiro Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Baia dos Golfinhos.

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Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Praia da Pipa by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 3 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Praia da Pipa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in mayo, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Praia da Pipa, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Barra de Cunhau, Madeiro Beach
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Barra de Cunhau ©
Barra de Cunhau
Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach
Pipa Beach ©
Pipa Beach

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