19 days in Argentina, Brazil & Colonia del Sacramento Itinerary

19 days in Argentina, Brazil & Colonia del Sacramento Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Teresina, Brazil
Fly + Shuttle:  11 h 30 min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Mendoza, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 day
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Salta, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h
6
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— Few hours
Ferry:  1 h
7
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
8
Posadas, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
9
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
10
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  7 h 30 min
11
Fortaleza, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
End: Teresina, Brazil

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night
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.
For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip planning site.

Teresina, Brazil to Buenos Aires is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Teresina in May, things will get much colder in Buenos Aires: highs are around 20°C and lows about 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) before leaving for Mendoza.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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2
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mendoza trip itinerary site.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Mendoza by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Buenos Aires in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Mendoza, with lows of 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Wineries Outdoors
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1
day
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires
To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to Buenos Aires takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Buenos Aires when traveling from Mendoza in May, with lows around 14°C. On the 6th (Mon), you'll travel to Salta.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay May 6 — 7:

3
nights
Salta, Argentina

Salta
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Salta trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Salta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Buenos Aires in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Salta, with lows of 10°C. You'll set off for Buenos Aires on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Salta

Tours Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay May 6 — 9:

4
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires
To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Buenos Aires tour planning website.

Getting from Salta to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Salta in May, Buenos Aires is a bit warmer at night with lows of 14°C. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay May 9 — 13:

few
hours
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Colonia del Sacramento trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Colonia del Sacramento can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will leave for Buenos Aires on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay May 13 — 14:

1
night
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires
To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip itinerary builder app.

You can ride a ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires in 1.5 hours. You will leave for Posadas on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay May 13 — 14:

2
nights
Posadas, Argentina

Posadas
A convenient base for touring the old Jesuit missions responsible for the province's name, Posadas sits on the Parana River and serves as a major center for the tobacco, food, and textile industries.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Posadas trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Buenos Aires to Posadas. When traveling from Buenos Aires in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Posadas, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. You will leave for Puerto Iguazu on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Posadas

Tours Nightlife Wildlife
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1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, look for all kinds of wild species at Salto Bernabe Mendez, then look for all kinds of wild species at Jardin de los Picaflores, and finally take a stroll through Puerto Iguazu. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Iguazu.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Iguazu day trip tool.

Drive from Posadas to Puerto Iguazu in 4.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Iguazu National Park
Find places to stay May 16 — 17:
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Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Puerto Iguazu ©
Puerto Iguazu
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu road trip planning app.

Foz do Iguacu is very close to Puerto Iguazu. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple
Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab ©
Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab

3
nights
Fortaleza, Brazil

Fortaleza ©
They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): cool off at Beach Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Iracema Beach and then kick back and relax at Praia de Morro Branco.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Fortaleza vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Foz do Iguacu to Fortaleza takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in May, things will get a bit warmer in Fortaleza: highs are around 35°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Praia de Morro Branco, Beach Park
Find places to stay May 18 — 21:
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Beach Park ©
Beach Park
Praia de Morro Branco ©
Praia de Morro Branco
Iracema Beach ©
Iracema Beach

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