16 days in Brazil, Buenos Aires & Colonia del Sacramento Itinerary

16 days in Brazil, Buenos Aires & Colonia del Sacramento Itinerary

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Fly
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive
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Paraty, Brazil
— 2 nights
Bus to Rodoviaria, Fly to Foz do Iguacu
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 5 nights
Shuttle to Iguazu, Fly to Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— Few hours
Ferry
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 night
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Bring the kids along to Copacabana Beach and Imperial Museum. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, stop by Lapa e Arte, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron.

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

Warsaw, Poland to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Warsaw in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Rio de Janeiro. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Paraty.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

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Paraty, Brazil

Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): stop by Atelier de Ceramica Lulu Silva Telles, then don't miss a visit to Centro Historico, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally make a trip to Mini Royal Road.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paraty road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Rio de Janeiro to Paraty takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Thu) before leaving for Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

5
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

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.
Attractions like Iguazu Falls and Devil's Throat make great kid-friendly stops. It doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park and see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Paraty to Foz do Iguacu in 10 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 28:

2
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

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.
On the 28th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japones, admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, steep yourself in history at Palacio Barolo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Recoleta, appreciate the extensive heritage of Caminito, get to know the fascinating history of Calle Defensa, then take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, and finally ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada.

Start your trip to Buenos Aires by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Foz do Iguacu to Buenos Aires takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Buenos Aires is little chillier than Foz do Iguacu - with highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Historico, then don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros, then enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, and finally take in the views from Puerta de la Ciudadela.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Colonia del Sacramento journey maker site.

Ride a ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Colonia del Sacramento can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

1
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Queen of La Plata

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires day trip app.

You can ride a ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires in 2 hours. On the 31st (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Nightlife · Tours · Shopping · Outdoors
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Brazil travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.