22 days in Brazil, Argentina & Machu Picchu Itinerary

22 days in Brazil, Argentina & Machu Picchu Itinerary

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22 days in Brazil, Argentina & Machu Picchu Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
4
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
6
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  22​h 15​min
7
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + bus + foot + Fly:  26​h
End: London, United Kingdom


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4
nights
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha ©
With 21 lush islands scattered among pristine waters in the Atlantic Ocean, a Fernando de Noronha holiday is well worth the effort it takes to get there.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, explore the striking landscape of Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park, hike along Trilha Costa Esmeralda, and stroll through Praia do Cacimba do Padre.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary builder .

London, UK to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in October; daily highs in Fernando de Noronha reach 34°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste

2
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.
On the 6th (Tue), take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, and then pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and then see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sao Paulo trip builder website .

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Sao Paulo in 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Sao Paulo. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Fernando de Noronha in October, with highs in Sao Paulo at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Parks
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©

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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Pao de Acucar, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, get lost in a book at Real Gabinete Portugues Da Leitura, and don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro visit planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rio de Janeiro, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple and then see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Batista de Tres Lagoas, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary app .

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Foz do Iguacu, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

1
night
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
On the 13th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

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Drive from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Iguazu National Park are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

4
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: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japones, and wander the streets of Palermo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires road trip website .

Fly from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Iguazu National Park in October: highs in Buenos Aires hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

4
nights
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Machu Picchu is known for historic sites, nature, spas, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, ponder the world of politics at Serpost, take in nature's colorful creations at Los Jardines de Mandor, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Phutuq K'usi.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Machu Picchu tour builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Buenos Aires to Machu Picchu takes 22.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Machu Picchu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Banos Termales de Cocalmayo
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

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