31 days in South America Itinerary

31 days in South America Itinerary

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Belem, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Macapa, Brazil
— 1 night
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Cayenne, French Guiana
— 4 nights
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Paramaribo, Suriname
— 4 nights
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Georgetown, Guyana
— 4 nights
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Boa Vista, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Manaus, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Porto Velho, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Rio Branco, Brazil
— 1 night
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Santa Cruz, Bolivia
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Belem, Brazil

— 3 nights

City of Mango Trees

With its roots as the first European colony on the Amazon River, Belem has played an important part in the history of northern Brazil.
Belem is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Estacao das Docas, hunt for treasures at Mercado Ver-o-Peso, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora de Nazare, and examine the collection at Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Belem trip itinerary maker website.

Sao Paulo to Belem is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sao Paulo in March since evenings lows in Belem dip to 27°C. You'll set off for Macapa on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Belem

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Macapa, Brazil

— 1 night

The Capital of the Middle of the World

The equator cuts right through Macapa, giving the town the playful moniker of "The Capital of the Middle of the World." The city is accessible by air and sea; it sits along the Amazon River very near where it reaches the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): make a trip to Fortaleza de Sao Jose de Macapa.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Macapa trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Belem to Macapa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cayenne.

Things to do in Macapa

Museums
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Cayenne, French Guiana

— 4 nights
The capital of French Guiana, Cayenne sits at the mouth of the Cayenne River on the department's Atlantic coast.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jardin Botanique de Guyane (in Macouria) and Kourou (Les Iles du Salut & Centre d'Archeologie Amerindienne de Kourou). The adventure continues: trek along Sentier des Salines, explore the ancient world of Site archeologique Habitation Loyola, explore the galleries of Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie, and don't miss a visit to Fort Ceperou.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cayenne trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Macapa to Cayenne takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Paramaribo.

Things to do in Cayenne

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paramaribo, Suriname

— 4 nights

Wooden City

With the chance to visit a World Heritage-listed inner city, tours of Paramaribo remain among the most culturally enriching things tourists can do in Suriname.
Step out of Paramaribo with an excursion to Peperpot Nature Park in Meerzorg--about 34 minutes away. Spend the 11th (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of Tafelberg Nature Preserve. There's still lots to do: stroll around Brownsberg Nature Park, don't miss a visit to Centrale Markt, take in the views from Jules Wijdenbosch Bridge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch reformed church.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paramaribo online trip builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cayenne to Paramaribo. In March in Paramaribo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can fly to Georgetown.

Things to do in Paramaribo

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Georgetown, Guyana

— 4 nights

Garden City of the Caribbean

Guyana's capital and main urban area, Georgetown represents the starting point for many visits to the country.
Georgetown is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of St. George's Cathedral, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Bldg, and get your bearings at Guyana National Library.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Georgetown travel planning website.

Traveling by flight from Paramaribo to Georgetown takes 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Paramaribo to Georgetown is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Boa Vista.

Things to do in Georgetown

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Boa Vista, Brazil

— 2 nights
The capital of the state of Roraima, and home to roughly half its population, the planned city of Boa Vista was established in 1890 and designed according to an innovative radial shape.
On the 19th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Praca da Bandeira, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora do Carmo do Rio Branco Church, and then don't miss a visit to Orla Taumanan. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional do Monte Roraima.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Boa Vista trip itinerary builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Georgetown to Boa Vista. When traveling from Georgetown in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Boa Vista: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Manaus.

Things to do in Boa Vista

Nature · Trails · Outdoors · Parks

Manaus, Brazil

— 4 nights

Paris of the Tropics

It's hard not to get excited when planning a trip to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, and the largest city on the mighty Amazon River.
Make the 23rd (Tue) an awe-inspiring day at Amazon Rainforest. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Meeting of Waters, identify plant and animal life at Arquipelago de Anavilhanas, get the lay of the land with Aguia Amazonas Turismo - Day Tours, and buy something for everyone on your list at Manauara Shopping.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Manaus vacation planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Boa Vista to Manaus. When traveling from Boa Vista in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Manaus: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Porto Velho.

Things to do in Manaus

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Porto Velho, Brazil

— 2 nights
Not a feature on most tourist itineraries, Porto Velho can make an interesting stop when headed to Manaus by riverboat.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stop by Porto Velho Shopping, then examine the collection at Dom Joao Batista Costa Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Sagrado Coracao de Jesus, and finally make a trip to As Tres Caixas D'Agua.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Porto Velho trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Manaus to Porto Velho takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Rio Branco.

Things to do in Porto Velho

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Rio Branco, Brazil

— 1 night
A valley town in northern Brazil, Rio Branco was founded by rubber tappers and maintains its historical connection to the plantations that began the original settlement.
On the 27th (Sat), walk around Horto Florestal and then walk around Parque do Tucuma. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Novo Mercado Velho, get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Rio Branco, then make a trip to Praca da Revolucao, and finally examine the collection at Panteology Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio Branco online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto Velho to Rio Branco takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Porto Velho to Rio Branco. In March, daily temperatures in Rio Branco can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Rio Branco

Parks · Museums

Santa Cruz, Bolivia

— 2 nights
More populous than the capital and La Paz, and one of the fastest-growing cities in the world, Santa Cruz has become a thriving commercial center, yet retained some of the trappings of tradition.
Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring nature at Amboro National Park. There's much more to do: make a trip to Plaza 24 de Septiembre, take a stroll around Casa Cultural Melchor Pinto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Santa Cruz, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Artecampo.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Rio Branco to Santa Cruz by car takes about 35.5 hours. Other options: fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rio Branco to Santa Cruz. March in Santa Cruz sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip