11 days in Argentina, Brazil & Ciudad Del Este Itinerary

11 days in Argentina, Brazil & Ciudad Del Este Itinerary

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11 days in Argentina, Brazil & Ciudad Del Este Itinerary

Start: Sao Goncalo, Brazil
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
3
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
5
Mendoza, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Sao Goncalo, Brazil


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nights
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©
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.
Foz do Iguacu is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, adventure, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu road trip app .

Sao Goncalo to Foz do Iguacu is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sao Goncalo in September since evenings lows in Foz do Iguacu dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ciudad Del Este.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

1
day
Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay

Ciudad Del Este ©
The commercial center of eastern Paraguay, busy Ciudad Del Este serves primarily as a shopping destination for Argentines and Brazilians.
On the 11th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Saltos del Monday, buy something for everyone on your list at Casa Nissei, and then make a trip to PRESA DE ITAIPU.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ciudad Del Este trip itinerary planner .

Ciudad Del Este is just a short distance from Foz do Iguacu. In September, daytime highs in Ciudad Del Este are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in Ciudad Del Este

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Saltos del Monday
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Saltos del Monday ©
Saltos del Monday
Casa Nissei ©
Casa Nissei
PRESA DE ITAIPU ©
PRESA DE ITAIPU

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, look for all kinds of wild species at Salto Bernabe Mendez, then look for all kinds of wild species at Jardin de los Picaflores, and finally take a stroll through Puerto Iguazu.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Iguazu vacation website .

Puerto Iguazu is just a stone's throw from Ciudad Del Este. In September, daytime highs in Puerto Iguazu are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Iguazu National Park
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Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Puerto Iguazu ©
Puerto Iguazu

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
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 13th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japones, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, then stop by El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and finally ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, then take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, and finally shop like a local with Puerto Madero.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Iguazu to Buenos Aires takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Puerto Iguazu in September: high temperatures in Buenos Aires hover around 20°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

1
night
Mendoza, Argentina

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mendoza planner .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Mendoza in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Mendoza: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours
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Food Tours

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nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
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 16th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, then enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, then stroll through Sugarloaf Mountain, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, then stroll through Praia de Ipanema, and finally admire all the interesting features of Maracanã.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro vacation planner.

Fly from Mendoza to Rio de Janeiro in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in September, expect nights in Rio de Janeiro to be warmer, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

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