16 days in Brazil, Punta del Este & Buenos Aires Itinerary

16 days in Brazil, Punta del Este & Buenos Aires Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Brasilia, Brazil
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Gramado, Brazil
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Bus to Porto Alegre, Fly to Punta del Este
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Punta del Este, Uruguay
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
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Curitiba, Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 2 nights

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 13th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, then stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, stroll through Copacabana Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and finally see the interesting displays at Folclore Edison Carneiro Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary site.

Maputo, Mozambique to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Maputo to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Brasilia.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Brasilia, Brazil

— 2 nights

Capital of Hope

Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Pontao do Lago Sul and then admire the landmark architecture of Catedral Metropolitana. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Dom Bosco and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Brasilia day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Brasilia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Brasilia, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites · Tours
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Sao Paulo, Brazil

— 2 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): walk around Parque Ibirapuera, then see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, and then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo. On the next day, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, then wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, and then examine the collection at Afro Brazil Museum.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sao Paulo trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Brasilia to Sao Paulo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Sao Paulo sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can fly to Gramado.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Gramado, Brazil

— 2 nights

Hydrangea Garden

Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
On the 19th (Fri), walk around Mini Mundo and then explore the activities along Lago Negro. Keep things going the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gramado trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Gramado by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

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Punta del Este, Uruguay

— 1 night

Monaco of South America

With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): get great views at Mirador Punta Ballena, admire the striking features of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, and then don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Punta del Este trip app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Punta del Este takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can fly to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Museums

Side Trip

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 3 nights

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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, take an in-depth tour of El Zanjon de Granados, and wander the streets of Puerto Madero.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Punta del Este to Buenos Aires in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. November in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos · Shopping
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu route app.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Buenos Aires to Foz do Iguacu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in November, you will find days in Foz do Iguacu are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Curitiba.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature
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Curitiba, Brazil

— 1 night

Ecological Capital of Brazil

The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Curitiba trip planner.

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Curitiba by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in November; daily highs in Curitiba reach 27°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Curitiba

Parks · Museums
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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.