33 days in South America Itinerary

33 days in South America Itinerary

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Belem, Brazil
— 4 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
— 1 night
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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
— 3 nights

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Belem, Brazil

Belem ©

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, examine the collection at Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi, pause for some serene contemplation at Belem Metropolitan Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Espaco Cultural Casa das Onze Janelas.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Belem route planner.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiport is Val de Cans/Júlio Cezar Ribeiro International Airport. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Macapa.

Things to do in Belem

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Macapa, Brazil

Macapa ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): make a trip to Jardim Marco Zero and then don't miss a visit to Fortaleza de Sao Jose de Macapa.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Macapa travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Belem to Macapa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March in Macapa, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Cayenne.

Things to do in Macapa

Museums
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Cayenne, French Guiana

Cayenne ©
The capital of French Guiana, Cayenne sits at the mouth of the Cayenne River on the department's Atlantic coast.
Explore Cayenne's surroundings by going to Kourou (Les Iles du Salut, Kourou Space Centre (Guiana Space Centre), &more). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Devil's Island, identify plant and animal life at Marshes of Caw, make a trip to Fort Ceperou, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sauveur Cathedral.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cayenne trip planner.

You can drive from Macapa to Cayenne in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paramaribo.

Things to do in Cayenne

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Island
Devil's Island
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Outdoor Activity
Les Iles du Salut
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Paramaribo, Suriname

Paramaribo ©

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.
Take a break from Paramaribo with a short trip to Peperpot Nature Park in Meerzorg, about 34 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Fri) in the pleasant surroundings of Tafelberg Nature Preserve. And it doesn't end there: walk around Brownsberg Nature Park, make a trip to Waterkant (Riverside Boulevard), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch reformed church, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ready Tex Art Gallery.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Paramaribo itinerary maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cayenne to Paramaribo. March in Paramaribo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Georgetown.

Things to do in Paramaribo

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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World heritage site
Tafelberg Nature Preserve
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Historic Site
Fort Zeelandia
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Georgetown, Guyana

Georgetown ©

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 striking features of St. George's Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Guyana National Museum, snap pictures at Kissing Bridge, and make a trip to Demerara Harbour Bridge.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Georgetown tour website.

Getting from Paramaribo to Georgetown by flight takes about 5 hours. The time zone changes from Suriname Time to Guyana Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In March, daytime highs in Georgetown are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Boa Vista.

Things to do in Georgetown

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Architectural Building
St. George's Cathedral
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Government Building
Parliament Bldg
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Boa Vista, Brazil

Boa Vista ©
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 20th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional do Monte Roraima. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Praca do Centro Civico Joaquim Nabuco and then make a trip to Orla Taumanan.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Boa Vista online vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Georgetown to Boa Vista. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Georgetown in March: highs in Boa Vista hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Manaus.

Things to do in Boa Vista

Nature · Trails · Outdoors · Parks
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Landmark
Orla Taumanan
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Manaus, Brazil

Manaus ©

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.
Manaus is known for nightlife, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Meeting of Waters, buy something for everyone on your list at Manauara Shopping, look for all kinds of wild species at Arquipelago de Anavilhanas, and learn more about the world around you at Museu da Amazonia (MUSA).

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Manaus trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Boa Vista to Manaus with the Route module. 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Porto Velho.

Things to do in Manaus

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
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Must see
Meeting of Waters
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Shopping Mall
Manauara Shopping
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Porto Velho, Brazil

Porto Velho ©
Not a feature on most tourist itineraries, Porto Velho can make an interesting stop when headed to Manaus by riverboat.
On the 26th (Fri), stop by Porto Velho Shopping, make a trip to Estrada De Ferro Madeira Mamore, then make a trip to As Tres Caixas D'Agua, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Sagrado Coracao de Jesus.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto Velho trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Manaus to Porto Velho takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In March, daytime highs in Porto Velho are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rio Branco.

Things to do in Porto Velho

Shopping · Historic Sites
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Porto Velho Shopping
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Rio Branco, Brazil

Rio Branco ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Panteology Museum, then enjoy some diversion at Sniper Rio Branco, and then stroll around Horto Florestal. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Novo Mercado Velho, stroll around Parque da Maternidade, then get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Rio Branco, and finally don't miss a visit to Praca da Revolucao.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio Branco tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto Velho to Rio Branco takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto Velho to Rio Branco is minus 1 hour. In March, daytime highs in Rio Branco are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Rio Branco

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games
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Government Building
Palacio Rio Branco
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Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Santa Cruz ©
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 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Amboro National Park. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Plaza 24 de Septiembre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesias de la Chiquitania, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Sacro "Monsenor Carlos Geriche Suarez", and examine the collection at Museo Guarani.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Santa Cruz online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rio Branco to Santa Cruz takes 35.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rio Branco to Santa Cruz. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 25°C.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Garden
Guembe
4.6

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