20 days in Brazil, Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

20 days in Brazil, Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

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20 days in Brazil, Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

Start: Bogota, Colombia
Fly:  10 h
1
Florianopolis, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
3
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
5
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
6
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  5 h 30 min
7
Porto Alegre, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
8
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  1 h 15 min
9
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Bogota, Colombia

2
nights
Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Lagoinha do Leste has been added to your itinerary. Visit Praia Mole and Jurere Internacional for some beach relaxation. Visiting Joaquina Beach and Barra da Lagoa Beach will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Santo Antonio de Lisboa, meet the residents at Projeto Tamar Florianopolis, and explore the activities along Lagoa da Conceicao.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Florianopolis tour itinerary planning app .

Bogota, Colombia to Florianopolis is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Time to Brasilia Time is 2 hours. When traveling from Bogota in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Florianopolis: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Praia Mole ©
Praia Mole
Lagoinha do Leste ©
Lagoinha do Leste
Jurere Beach ©
Jurere Beach

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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.
For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Florianopolis to Foz do Iguacu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Florianopolis in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Foz do Iguacu, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Tours Outdoors Shopping
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nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parque Nacional Iguazu as well as Hito Tres Fronteras. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Hito Tres Fronteras and then enjoy the dining and entertainment at Rafain Churrascaria Show.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Puerto Iguazu travel route planner .

Puerto Iguazu is just a stone's throw from Foz do Iguacu. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Foz do Iguacu
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Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple
Rafain Churrascaria Show ©
Rafain Churrascaria Show

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Calle Museo Caminito, La Boca, Obelisco de Buenos Aires, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo de la Pasion Boquense, take a stroll through La Boca, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Museo Caminito. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Recoleta Cemetery, wander the streets of Recoleta, catch a live performance at Teatro Colon, then make a trip to Obelisco de Buenos Aires, then take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, and finally ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of bus, car, and flight from Puerto Iguazu to Buenos Aires in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, car, flight, and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Puerto Iguazu in January: highs in Buenos Aires hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 24°C. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Montevideo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Teatro Colón ©
Teatro Colón

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nights
Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo ©
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rambla de Montevideo, Mercado del Puerto and Pittamiglio"s Castle. On the 13th (Sun), hunt for treasures at Mercado del Puerto, take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Matriz, don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, then ponder the world of politics at Estevez Palace, and finally explore the historical opulence of Pittamiglio"s Castle. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Pocitos, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pocitos, take a leisurely stroll along Rambla de Montevideo, then admire the masterpieces at Palacio Taranco, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Montevideo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Buenos Aires in January since evenings lows in Montevideo dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods Outdoors Historic Sites
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Pocitos ©
Pocitos
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja

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night
Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este ©
With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Museo - Taller de Casapueblo has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Museo - Taller de Casapueblo, examine the collection at Museo del Mar, take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera, then kick back and relax at Playa Brava, and finally stroll through Playa Mansa. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Playa Punta Ballena, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Lussich, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Candelaria.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Punta del Este tour itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Montevideo to Punta del Este by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Punta del Este are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Porto Alegre.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Maldonado
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Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa
Playa Punta Ballena ©
Playa Punta Ballena

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night
Porto Alegre, Brazil

Porto Alegre
On your holiday to Porto Alegre, affectionately nicknamed "Smile City," you can expect a warm welcome from locals.
For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Porto Alegre travel route app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Punta del Este to Porto Alegre takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Punta del Este in January, you will find days in Porto Alegre are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). You will leave for Sao Paulo on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Nightlife Museums Parks
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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 17th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, examine the collection at Football Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Sao Luis Gonzaga, then take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro De Sao Bento, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Se de Sao Paulo. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Liberdade, admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoológico de São Paulo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Seara Bendita Instituicao Espirita.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sao Paulo tour itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Porto Alegre to Sao Paulo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Sao Paulo can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, Museu Nacional De Belas Artes, Escadaria Selaron, and other attractions you added. Visit Ilha Fiscal and Parque Lage for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Praia de Ipanema and Barra da Tijuca Beach. Go for a jaunt from Rio de Janeiro to Petropolis to see Imperial Museum about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, tour the water at your own pace with Wonderland Sails, take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro tour itinerary maker website .

Fly from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in January, with highs in Rio de Janeiro at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Imperial Museum
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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

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