18 days in Cartagena, Buenos Aires & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

18 days in Cartagena, Buenos Aires & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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18 days in Cartagena, Buenos Aires & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

Start: Bristol, United Kingdom
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Cartagena, Colombia
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
3
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly + Train:  17 h 15 min
End: Bristol, United Kingdom

3
nights
Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena ©
The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Spend the 26th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, relax and rejuvenate at Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano), and take a stroll through Centro Historico.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cartagena trip itinerary planning site .

Bristol, UK to Cartagena is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bristol to Cartagena is minus 5 hours. July in Cartagena sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
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Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo

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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Recoleta Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, shop like a local with Puerto Madero, and get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada.

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You can fly from Cartagena to Buenos Aires in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Colombia Time to Argentine Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Cartagena in July, with highs in Buenos Aires at 17°C and lows at 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

5
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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, admire the natural beauty at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, and explore and take pictures at Maracanã.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in August, expect Rio de Janeiro to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Poco das Antas Biological Reserve
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

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