15 days in Brazil & Argentina Itinerary

15 days in Brazil & Argentina Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Bus to Paraty
Paraty, Brazil
— 3 nights
Bus to Rio de Janeiro, Fly to Foz do Iguacu, Bus to Iguazu National Park
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive to Cataratas Del Iguazú International Airport, Fly to Newark


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 4 nights

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 sightseeing, beaches, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro road trip planning website.

Newark, USA to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Rio de Janeiro is 2 hours. While traveling from Newark, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Rio de Janeiro, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Buenos Aires.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
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Buenos Aires, Argentina — 4 nights

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 sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, have fun and explore at Museo de los Ninos, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Mayo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, plan for cooler days in Buenos Aires, with highs around 58°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paraty.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Paraty, Brazil — 3 nights

Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take a stroll through Centro Historico and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: sample the fine beverages at Alambique Engenho D'Ouro and then take in the awesome beauty at Pao de Acucar Peak.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paraty online holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Buenos Aires to Paraty in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina — 2 nights

Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Iguazu National Park trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Paraty to Iguazu National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Brazil travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.

Argentina travel guide

Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.