37 days in South America Itinerary

37 days in South America Itinerary

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37 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Marrakech, Morocco
Fly:  25​h
1
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  14​h 15​min
2
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h
3
Florianopolis, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + ferry:  7​h 30​min
6
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
7
Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 5 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Ubatuba, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Marrakech, Morocco

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.
Get some historical perspective at Sacsayhuaman and Plaza de Armas. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tipon and Q'enqo. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, pause for some serene contemplation at The Company of Jesus Church, explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, and examine the collection at ChocoMuseo.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cusco trip builder.

Marrakech, Morocco to Cusco is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Marrakech to Cusco, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Marrakech in November, Cusco is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Tipon ©
Tipon

3
nights
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Armacao Beach and Joao Fernandinho Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Praia das Conchas and Azedinha Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ferradura Beach, appreciate the history behind Brigitte Bardot Statue, and stroll through Azeda Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Armacao dos Buzios sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Cusco to Armacao dos Buzios in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cusco to Armacao dos Buzios due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cusco in November, expect nights in Armacao dos Buzios to be much hotter, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. You will leave for Florianopolis on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Praia das Conchas
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Praia das Conchas ©
Praia das Conchas
Azedinha Beach ©
Azedinha Beach
Joao Fernandinho Beach ©
Joao Fernandinho Beach

5
nights
Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Relax by the water at Mariscal Beach and Guarda do Embau Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Matadeiro beach and Prainha da Barra da Lagoa. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Lagoinha do Leste, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Santinho, take a stroll through Costa da Lagoa, and head off the coast to Campeche island.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Florianopolis sightseeing planner.

Getting from Armacao dos Buzios to Florianopolis by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November in Florianopolis, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. You'll set off for Porto Seguro on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Praia de Mariscal, Guarda do Embau Beach
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Lagoinha do Leste ©
Lagoinha do Leste
Praia de Mariscal ©
Praia de Mariscal
Guarda do Embau Beach ©
Guarda do Embau Beach

5
nights
Porto Seguro, Brazil

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nossa Senhora da Ajuda Church and Ilha dos Aquarios. Discover out-of-the-way places like Coqueiros Beach and Coroa Vermelha Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Taipe Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mucuge Beach, get engrossed in the history at Memorial da Epopeia do Descobrimento, and explore the gorgeous colors at Recife de Fora.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Porto Seguro trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Florianopolis to Porto Seguro takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. You will leave for Fernando de Noronha on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
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Muta Beach ©
Muta Beach
Coroa Vermelha Beach ©
Coroa Vermelha Beach
Praia de Taipe ©
Praia de Taipe

6
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.
Visiting Boldro Beacch and Praia do Leão will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Porto de Santo Antonio Beach (Porto) and Praia do Sueste. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cachorro, take in panoramic vistas at Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, and make a trip to Fortaleza N S dos Remedios.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha vacation trip planner.

You can fly from Porto Seguro to Fernando de Noronha in 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Porto Seguro in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Fernando de Noronha, with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Praia do Leão ©
Praia do Leão
Atalaia Beach ©
Atalaia Beach
Praia do Cachorro ©
Praia do Cachorro

4
nights
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Farol do Morro and Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz. Escape the urban bustle at Garapua Beach and Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Terceira Praia Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Primeira Praia Beach.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Morro de Sao Paulo trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Fernando de Noronha to Morro de Sao Paulo in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT) to Brasilia Time (BRT) is minus 1 hour. In November, daytime highs in Morro de Sao Paulo are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Farol do Morro ©
Farol do Morro
Gamboa Beach ©
Gamboa Beach
Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) ©
Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto)

5
nights
Ilha Grande, Brazil

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Step out of the city life by going to Caxadaco Beach and Praia Preta. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dois Rios Village and Aventureiro Beach. The adventure continues: stroll through Abraaozinho Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, and enjoy the sand and surf at Grumixama Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ilha Grande vacation builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Morro de Sao Paulo to Ilha Grande. Traveling from Morro de Sao Paulo in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 23°C in Ilha Grande. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Praia Preta ©
Praia Preta
Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Azul
Aventureiro ©
Aventureiro

2
nights
Ubatuba, Brazil

Ubatuba ©
Ubatuba, a municipality with great swathes of lush, green forest and over 100 beaches, offers plenty of excitement and relaxation to suit a range of itineraries.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Felix Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Itamambuca Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Toninhas Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Domingas Dias Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ubatuba tour planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Ubatuba takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Itamambuca Beach ©
Itamambuca Beach
Praia das Toninhas ©
Praia das Toninhas

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