9 days in Brazil, Argentina & Peru Itinerary

9 days in Brazil, Argentina & Peru Itinerary

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9 days in Brazil, Argentina & Peru Itinerary

Start: Dallas, United States
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 day
Fly:  10​h 15​min
4
Cusco, Peru
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
5
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Dallas, United States

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, then kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, then enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Pao de Acucar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach, take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Tijuca, and then appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip builder site .

Dallas, USA to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Dallas to Rio de Janeiro, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in November, you will find days in Rio de Janeiro are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are much hotter (71°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Beaches
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): examine the collection at Vale dos Dinossauros, then see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls, then examine the collection at Museu de Cera Dreamland, and finally steep yourself in history at Marco Das Tres Fronteiras.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November since evenings lows in Foz do Iguacu dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Marco Das Tres Fronteiras ©
Marco Das Tres Fronteiras
Museu de Cera Dreamland ©
Museu de Cera Dreamland

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, then admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and finally take a stroll through Puerto Madero.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Buenos Aires trip tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Foz do Iguacu to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. While traveling from Foz do Iguacu, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

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Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, then trek along exploor, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Museo de Vida Monastica - Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Cusco, and finally steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cusco journey planning app .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Cusco in 10.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Cusco is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Buenos Aires in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cusco, with lows of 45°F. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Museo de Arte Precolombino ©
Museo de Arte Precolombino

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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.
On the 28th (Thu), witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes).

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu travel route builder website .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor

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