26 days in Brazil, Buenos Aires & Montevideo Itinerary

26 days in Brazil, Buenos Aires & Montevideo Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 7 nights
2
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 3 nights
3
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 4 nights
4
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 7 nights
5
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights

7
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento. Museo de La Plata and Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Buenos Aires: Delta El Tigre (in Tigre) and Basilica de Lujan (in Lujan). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires online day trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Buenos Aires is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Buenos Aires due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Buenos Aires, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Delta El Tigre, Basilica de Lujan, Museo de La Plata
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Catedral de Montevideo and Castillo Pittamiglio. Shop till you drop at Escaramuza Libros and Mercado del Puerto. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Iglesia de las Carmelitas, explore the world behind art at Palacio Taranco, walk around La Plaza Fabini o Plaza del Entrevero, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Pocitos.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Montevideo travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Montevideo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Buenos Aires in December, Montevideo is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Montevideo

Shopping Parks Outdoors
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Catedral de Montevideo ©
Catedral de Montevideo
Iglesia de las Carmelitas ©
Iglesia de las Carmelitas
Palacio Taranco ©
Palacio Taranco

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Praia de Pernambuco and São Paulo Cathedral. Let the collections at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil and Catavento Cultural e Educacional capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Sao Paulo to Peruibe to see Praia Guarau about 2h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, see the interesting displays at Museu do Futebol, and admire the landmark architecture of Pateo do Collegio.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Montevideo to Sao Paulo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Praia de Pernambuco, Praia Guarau
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Praia de Pernambuco ©
Praia de Pernambuco
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil ©
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil
Praia Guarau ©
Praia Guarau

7
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 Barra da Tijuca Beach and Sao Bento Monastery. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Copacabana Beach and Praia de Ipanema. Get out of town with these interesting Rio de Janeiro side-trips: Petropolis (Museu Casa de Santos Dumont & Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Urca, don't miss a visit to Boulevard Olimpico, take in panoramic vistas at Mirante Do Leblon, and admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro sightseeing planning app.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Rio de Janeiro. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Petropolis
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Barra da Tijuca Beach ©
Barra da Tijuca Beach

2
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mosteiro De Sao Bento and Afro Brazil Museum. Get some historical perspective at São Paulo Cathedral and Pateo do Collegio. See some other sides of Sao Paulo: take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, examine the collection at Museu do Futebol, and admire the masterpieces at Itau Cultural Institute.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January, with highs in Sao Paulo at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Mosteiro De Sao Bento ©
Mosteiro De Sao Bento
Itau Cultural Institute ©
Itau Cultural Institute
Afro Brazil Museum ©
Afro Brazil Museum

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