15 days in South America Itinerary

15 days in South America Itinerary

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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 1 night
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Florianopolis, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
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Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— Few hours
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 night
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 1 night
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 1 night

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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.
Visiting Lagoa Azul and Praia Preta will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Aventureiro and Caxadaco Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Abraaozinho Beach, explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, and stroll through Meros Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande trip itinerary planner.

Polokwane, South Africa to Ilha Grande is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Polokwane to Ilha Grande. In April, Ilha Grande is somewhat warmer than Polokwane - with highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

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

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro day trip app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Barra da Tijuca Beach ©
Barra da Tijuca Beach

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Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis ©

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lagoinha do Leste and Barra da Lagoa Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Guarda do Embau Beach and Praia da Solidao. When in Florianopolis, make a side trip to see Praia do Maco in Palhoca, approximately Palhoca away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Matadeiro Beach and step off the mainland to explore Campeche island.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Florianopolis road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Florianopolis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April since evenings lows in Florianopolis dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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Guarda do Embau Beach ©
Guarda do Embau Beach
Matadeiro Beach ©
Matadeiro Beach
Barra da Lagoa Beach ©
Barra da Lagoa Beach

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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©

Land of the Waterfalls

A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the activities along Iguacu River.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu road trip planner.

You can fly from Florianopolis to Foz do Iguacu in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Nature · Parks
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Iguacu River ©
Iguacu River

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Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

Puerto Iguazu ©
The gateway to a national park inscribed on the World Heritage List, growing Puerto Iguazu sits on the confluence of two major rivers near the border with Paraguay and Brazil.
On the 26th (Wed), trek along Sendero Macuco and then look for all kinds of wild species at Guiraoga.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Iguazu visit planner.

Puerto Iguazu is very close to Foz do Iguacu. In April, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Guiraoga ©
Guiraoga

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©

Queen of La Plata

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 27th (Thu): wander the streets of Palermo.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires journey maker.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Iguazu to Buenos Aires takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Puerto Iguazu in April, plan for little chillier days in Buenos Aires, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Colonia del Sacramento.

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Palermo ©
Palermo

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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Rio de la Plata.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Colonia del Sacramento trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento takes 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Colonia del Sacramento can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Nature · Parks
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Rio de la Plata ©
Rio de la Plata

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Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo ©
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): stop by Punta Carretas Shopping.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Montevideo road trip app.

You can drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Montevideo

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Punta Carretas Shopping ©
Punta Carretas Shopping

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