15 days in Argentina, Foz do Iguacu & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

15 days in Argentina, Foz do Iguacu & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  20 h
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h
3
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
4
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  15 min
5
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— Few hours
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

5
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Buenos Aires Bus as well as Mercado de San Telmo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fragata ARA and Galeria del Viejo Hotel. Head to Usina del Arte and Unicenterfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Buenos Aires: Basilica de Lujan (in Lujan), Temaiken Biopark (in Belen de Escobar) and Parque Nacional Ciervo de los Pantanos (in Campana). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Grand Cru.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Buenos Aires is an approximately 22.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Buenos Aires due to the time zone difference. In February, Buenos Aires is somewhat warmer than Tel Aviv - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Shopping Tours Parks

Side Trips

Basilica de Lujan, Temaiken Biopark, Parque Nacional Ciervo de los Pantanos
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Mercado de San Telmo ©
Mercado de San Telmo
Fragata ARA ©
Fragata ARA
Usina del Arte ©
Usina del Arte

few
hours
San Martin de los Andes, Argentina

San Martin de los Andes ©
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Jose and then look for gifts at De la Montana.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Martin de los Andes day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to San Martin de los Andes takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Historic Sites Shopping
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Iglesia San Jose ©
Iglesia San Jose
De la Montana ©
De la Montana

2
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Sendero de los Arrayanes, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia San Eduardo, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche planning tool.

Drive from San Martin de los Andes to San Carlos de Bariloche in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Sendero de los Arrayanes ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes
Fishing Charters & Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
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.
For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Puerto Iguazu trip app.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Iguazu in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Puerto Iguazu, with highs around 37°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks Wildlife Trails
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Jardin de los Picaflores ©
Jardin de los Picaflores
Capriccio Alfajores & Gourmet ©
Capriccio Alfajores & Gourmet

few
hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): look for gifts at Orquidario Vale Das Orquideas and then browse the different shops at Shopping Catuai Palladium.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu online trip itinerary maker.

Foz do Iguacu is just a short distance from Puerto Iguazu. In February, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Shopping
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Shopping Catuai Palladium ©
Shopping Catuai Palladium
Orquidario Vale Das Orquideas ©
Orquidario Vale Das Orquideas

3
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.
On your second day here, stop by Cadeg, then kick back and relax at Pepe Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Village Mall.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Niteroi
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Pepe Beach ©
Pepe Beach
Piratininga Beach ©
Piratininga Beach
Sao Francisco Beach ©
Sao Francisco Beach

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