15 days in Argentina & Brazil Itinerary

15 days in Argentina & Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America planner

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly to Foz do Iguacu, Bus to Iguazu National Park
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 4 nights

Queen of La Plata

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, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japones, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip planner.

Phoenix, USA to Buenos Aires is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Argentina Standard Time (ART), which is usually a 4 hour difference. When traveling from Phoenix in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Buenos Aires, with highs around 83°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Sao Paulo, Brazil

— 3 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for shopping, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario e Convento Sao Francisco de Assis, and see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo vacation site.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Sao Paulo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daytime highs in Sao Paulo are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 4 nights

Marvelous City

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, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable ride with Sugarloaf Mountain, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro day trip planning website.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rio de Janeiro, with lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Iguazu National Park, Argentina

— 3 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 16th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Salto Bernabe Mendez, then head off the coast to Isla San Martin, and then admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Iguazu National Park road trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Iguazu National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December since evenings lows in Iguazu National Park dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Argentina travel guide

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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.

Brazil travel guide

4.4
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.