22 days in South America Itinerary

22 days in South America Itinerary

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22 days in South America Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly + Drive:  22​h 30​min
1
Puerto Varas, Chile
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 15​min
3
El Chalten, Argentina
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
4
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  14​h 45​min
6
Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
7
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 night
+4
ferry + foot + bus + Fly + shuttle:  9​h 15​min
8
Praia da Pipa, Brazil
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  3​h
9
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
Puerto Varas, Chile

Puerto Varas ©
Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Saltos del Petrohue and then explore the activities along Lago Todos Los Santos. On your second day here, enjoy some diversion at In Puerto Varas, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Llanquihue, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Pablo Fierro.

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

London, UK to Puerto Varas is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Chile Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. In December, Puerto Varas is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Nature Parks Fun & Games
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Petrohué Waterfalls ©
Petrohué Waterfalls
In Puerto Varas ©
In Puerto Varas
Lago Todos Los Santos ©
Lago Todos Los Santos

2
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and then hike along Circuito Chico. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then get impressive views of Cerro Tronador.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Puerto Varas to San Carlos de Bariloche in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Varas to San Carlos de Bariloche, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in San Carlos de Bariloche when traveling from Puerto Varas in December, with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

1
night
El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Cerro Fitz Roy. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Miradores Los Condores y Las Aguilas, appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de los Tres.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the El Chalten day trip planner .

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy

2
nights
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): head outdoors with Enjoy! and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Vellon Negro and then take in the dramatic natural features at Upsala Glacier.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the El Calafate trip itinerary maker site .

Take a bus from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in El Calafate sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Climbing Tours
Upsala Glacier ©
Upsala Glacier
Vellon Negro ©
Vellon Negro

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lago Roca and Laguna Esmeralda. Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Ushuaia Bay, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial, stroll through Cerro Castor (Castor Mount), and explore the activities along Bahia Lapataia.

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Getting from El Calafate to Ushuaia by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In December, Ushuaia is little chillier than El Calafate - with highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lago Roca
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Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay
Glacier Martial ©
Glacier Martial

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande and then stroll through Lagoa Azul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): kick back and relax at Abraaozinho Beach, kick back and relax at Lopes Mendes Beach, and then kick back and relax at Santo Antonio Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Ilha Grande itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ushuaia to Ilha Grande. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Ushuaia in December; daily highs in Ilha Grande reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Lopes Mendes Beach ©
Lopes Mendes Beach
Abraaozinho Beach ©
Abraaozinho Beach
Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Azul

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): stroll through Quarta Praia and then kick back and relax at Segunda Praia. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Gamboa Beach, then stroll through Praia do Mirante, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz.

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Explore your travel options from Ilha Grande to Morro de Sao Paulo with the Route module. In December in Morro de Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Quarta Praia ©
Quarta Praia
Segunda Praia ©
Segunda Praia
Gamboa Beach ©
Gamboa Beach

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night
Praia da Pipa, Brazil

Praia da Pipa ©
Some of Brazil's finest beaches stand among top Praia de Pipa tourist attractions, though the area also features lively nightlife and a big selection of cafes, restaurants, bars, art galleries, and artisan workshops.
On the 31st (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Madeiro Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Cacimbinhas Cliffs, and then kick back and relax at Dolphins Bay. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Amor Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pipa Beach.

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You can do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and shuttle from Morro de Sao Paulo to Praia da Pipa in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. December in Praia da Pipa sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Falesias de Cacimbinhas
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Baia dos Golfinhos ©
Baia dos Golfinhos
Pipa Beach ©
Pipa Beach
Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Aulas de Energia - Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha. There's much more to do: stroll through Baia do Sancho, enjoy the sand and surf at Conceicao Beach, head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, and contemplate the waterfront views at Buraco do Galego.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha road trip website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Praia da Pipa to Fernando de Noronha in 3 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Praia da Pipa to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Buraco do Galego ©
Buraco do Galego

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