18 days in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo & Buenos Aires Itinerary

18 days in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo & Buenos Aires Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
2
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
4
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Jerusalem Cultural Center and Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Nazareth. Explore Rio de Janeiro's surroundings by going to Dedo de Deus (in Guapimirim), Niteroi (Camboinhas Beach, Costao de Itacoatiara, &more) and Praia de Itauna (in Saquarema). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva Beach, and head off the coast to Ilha da Boa Viagem.

Before you visit Rio de Janeiro, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Cairo, Egypt to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Cairo in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Rio de Janeiro. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Niteroi, Saquarema, Dedo de Deus
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Jerusalem Cultural Center ©
Jerusalem Cultural Center
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

3
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tombo Beach and Estacao Pinacoteca. Venture out of the city with trips to Santuario Nossa Senhora Desatadora Dos Nos (in Campinas) and Fo Guang Shan Brazil - Zu Lai Temple (in Cotia). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, take a stroll through Batman Alley, admire the landmark architecture of Hotel Unique, and don't miss a visit to SESC Belenzinho.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo attractions planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April; daily highs in Sao Paulo reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tombo Beach, Santuario Nossa Senhora Desatadora Dos Nos, Fo Guang Shan Brazil - Zu Lai Temple
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Tombo Beach ©
Tombo Beach
SESC Belenzinho ©
SESC Belenzinho

6
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Catedral de San Isidro and Rosedal De Palermo. Change things up with these side-trips from Buenos Aires: La Plata (Museo de La Plata, Curutchet House, &more), Delta El Tigre (in Tigre) and Museo Las Lilas de Areco (in San Antonio de Areco). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, stroll around Plazoleta Julio Cortazar, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in April: highs in Buenos Aires hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

La Plata, Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Pilar, Temaiken Biopark, Delta El Tigre, Museo Las Lilas de Areco
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Horseback Riding Tours
Catedral de San Isidro ©
Catedral de San Isidro
Museo de La Plata ©
Museo de La Plata

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nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Sossego Beach, get engrossed in the history at Forte de Copacabana, make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, thenlet your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and finally see a show at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro road trip site.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in April, expect Rio de Janeiro to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Niteroi
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Forte de Copacabana ©
Forte de Copacabana
Food Tours

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