22 days in South America Itinerary

22 days in South America Itinerary

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Paraty, Brazil
— 4 nights
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro, Fly to Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil — 4 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Baia do Sancho and Praia do Sueste. The adventure continues: stroll through Fernado de Noronha Island, hike along Trilha Costa Esmeralda, enjoy the sand and surf at Enseada dos Abreus Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Trilha Atalaia.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha online road trip planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in March, with highs in Fernando de Noronha at 35°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can fly to Rio de Janeiro.
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 4 nights

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Step out of the city life by going to Copacabana Beach and Parque Nacional Tijuca. Do some cultural sightseeing at Praia de Ipanema and Pedra do Arpoador. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach, and examine the collection at Museu do Acude.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro online day trip planner.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In March, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Paraty.
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Paraty, Brazil — 4 nights

Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
Get outdoors at Centro Historico and Sono Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Praia Ilha do Pelado and Ilha Comprida. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see Off-Road Tours, walk around Reserva Ecologica da Juatinga, and kick back and relax at Iriri Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paraty trip planner.

Drive from Rio de Janeiro to Paraty in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.
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Ilha Grande, Brazil — 6 nights

A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Get in touch with nature at Aquamarina Mergulho and Caxadaco Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parnaioca Beach and Itaguacu Beach. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Aventureiro, stroll through Morcego Beach, and take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Papagaio.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ilha Grande online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. March in Ilha Grande sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 25th (Sat), you're off to Buenos Aires.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina — 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo, then admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Casa Rosada, then take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, then wander the streets of Puerto Madero, and finally wander the streets of Calle Defensa.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilha Grande to Buenos Aires in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Ilha Grande in March, expect Buenos Aires to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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