45 days in South America Itinerary

45 days in South America Itinerary

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Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Taxi:  9 h
2
Ouro Preto, Brazil
— 1 night
+5
Taxi + Bus + Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Bonito, Brazil
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Bus:  12 h 30 min
5
Urubici, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
6
Gramado, Brazil
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  9 h 30 min
7
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
8
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
9
Salta, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h 15 min
10
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  8 h 15 min
11
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
+4
Fly + Foot + Fly + Foot + Ferry:  16 h
12
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 3 nights
+6
Ferry + Foot + Fly + Foot + Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  19 h 30 min
13
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 4 nights
+5
Bus + Shuttle + Fly + Train + Subway + Train:  19 h 30 min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

4
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fernado de Noronha Island and Conceicao Beach. There's lots more to do: get outside with Baia dos Porcos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Atalaia Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Leão, and enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha online journey planner.

Manchester, UK to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 21- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Fernando de Noronha. When traveling from Manchester in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Fernando de Noronha: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Fernado de Noronha Island ©
Fernado de Noronha Island
Conceicao Beach ©
Conceicao Beach

1
night
Ouro Preto, Brazil

Ouro Preto ©
Designated a World Heritage Site because of its well-preserved Baroque architecture, the city of Ouro Preto served as the state capital until local governance outgrew the scale of this pleasant valley settlement.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar, then see the interesting displays at Museu da Inconfidencia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis, and finally take an in-depth tour of Casa dos Contos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go deep underground at Minas da Passagem, don't miss a visit to Praca Tiradentes, then admire the landmark architecture of Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Mineralogy.

Start your trip to Ouro Preto by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Ouro Preto by combination of flight, bus, and taxi takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Ouro Preto. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ouro Preto when traveling from Fernando de Noronha in July, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Minas da Passagem
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Museu da Inconfidencia ©
Museu da Inconfidencia
Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar ©
Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar
Praca Tiradentes ©
Praca Tiradentes

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parque Nacional Tijuca and Escadaria Selaron. There's much more to do: get great views at Sugarloaf Mountain, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, admire the striking features of Ilha Fiscal, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Ouro Preto to Rio de Janeiro in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Bonito.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Beaches
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

3
nights
Bonito, Brazil

Bonito ©
A popular hub of ecotourism, Bonito offers plenty of attractions and activities for visitors in search of an adventurous, nature-filled holiday in Brazil.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lagoa Misteriosa and Cachoeira Boca da Onca. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Sucuri, explore the fascinating underground world of Grutas de Sao Miguel, explore the galleries of Gruta Sao Mateus, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquario Natural.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bonito day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Bonito takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Bonito, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Urubici.

Things to do in Bonito

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cachoeira Boca da Onca
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Rio Sucuri ©
Rio Sucuri
Lagoa Misteriosa ©
Lagoa Misteriosa
Cachoeira Boca da Onca ©
Cachoeira Boca da Onca

2
nights
Urubici, Brazil

Urubici ©
With average temperatures ranging between 12 C (54 F) and 16 C (61 F), and the possibility of snow in winter, Urubici is officially the coldest town in Brazil.
Explore hidden gems such as Cachoeira do Avencal and Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora Mae dos Homens. Step out of Urubici to go to Grao Para and see Serra do Corvo Branco, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get great views at Morro da Igreja, take in the awesome beauty at Morro do Campestre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gruta Nossa Senhora de Lourdes.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Urubici tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Bonito to Urubici by combination of flight and bus takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gramado.

Things to do in Urubici

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Serra do Corvo Branco
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Cachoeira do Avencal ©
Cachoeira do Avencal
Serra do Corvo Branco ©
Serra do Corvo Branco
Morro do Campestre ©
Morro do Campestre

2
nights
Gramado, Brazil

Gramado ©
Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cascata do Caracol and Parque da Ferradura. Step out of Gramado to go to Nova Petropolis and see Labirinto Verde, which is approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Casa do Colono, admire nature's wide array of creatures at GramadoZoo, stroll around Mini Mundo, and admire the landmark architecture of Portico via Nova Petropolis.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gramado trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Urubici to Gramado by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Urubici to Gramado due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Canela, Labirinto Verde
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Parque da Ferradura ©
Parque da Ferradura
Cascata do Caracol ©
Cascata do Caracol
Casa do Colono ©
Casa do Colono

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) and Helicopter Tours. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Bahia Lapataia, appreciate the history behind Plaza Malvinas, make a trip to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse, and stroll through Glacier Martial.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia trip maker website.

Getting from Gramado to Ushuaia by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Ushuaia are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) ©
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount)
Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse ©
Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse
Helicopter Tours

3
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piedras Blancas and Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia San Eduardo, see the interesting displays at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, and trek along Ventisquero Negro.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche day trip planning app.

You can fly from Ushuaia to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in August, you will find days in San Carlos de Bariloche are somewhat warmer (9°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Salta.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Ventisquero Negro ©
Ventisquero Negro
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Salta, Argentina

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
On the 22nd (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Cuesta del Obispo and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Salta. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro San Bernardo and then explore the striking landscape at El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre).

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Salta vacation maker website.

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to Salta by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in August, you will find days in Salta are warmer (27°C), and nights are a bit warmer (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Salta

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Cuesta del Obispo ©
Cuesta del Obispo
El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre) ©
El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre)
Cerro San Bernardo ©
Cerro San Bernardo

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Tebinquinche Lake and Piedras Rojas. Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Reserva Nacional de Flamencos. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo del Meteorito, take in the natural beauty of Termas Banos de Puritama, identify plant and animal life at Salar de Tara, and don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama trip planner.

You can drive from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama in 8.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salta in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in San Pedro de Atacama, with lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara
Tebinquinche Lake ©
Tebinquinche Lake
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos ©
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos

3
nights
Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
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 Pisac and Sacred Valley of the Incas. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, delve into the distant past at Q'enqo, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to San Blas.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cusco journey planner.

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Peru Standard Time (PET) is minus 1 hour. August in Cusco sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Spas Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Pisac
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Pisac ©
Pisac
Spas

3
nights
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Puerto Ayora ©
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Explore hidden gems such as Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and El Garrapatero. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, stop by Chocolapagos Darwin's Favourites, and make a trip to Santa Cruz Fish Market.

Before you visit Puerto Ayora, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Cusco to Puerto Ayora in 19 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Cusco in August, you will find days in Puerto Ayora are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are much warmer (24°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve

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nights
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil

Alto Paraiso de Goias ©
Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
Explore hidden gems such as Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros and Vale da Lua. Step out of Alto Paraiso de Goias to go to Cavalcante and see Cachoeira Santa Barbara, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Catarata dos Couros, identify plant and animal life at Santuario Ecologico Vale Dourado, don't miss a visit to Gota Kaliandra - Espaco de Musica e Silencio, and delve into the mystery of Jardim de Maytreia.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Alto Paraiso de Goias route planner.

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Alto Paraiso de Goias by combination of ferry, flight, and bus takes about 24 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time to Amazon Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cachoeira Santa Barbara
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Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros ©
Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros
Catarata dos Couros
Catarata dos Couros
Vale da Lua ©
Vale da Lua

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