15 days in South America Itinerary

15 days in South America Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h
4
Asuncion, Paraguay
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h 15 min
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
6
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h
7
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Lisbon, Portugal

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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, explore the venue of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, and appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

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Lisbon, Portugal to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lisbon in September since evenings lows in Rio de Janeiro dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stop by Liberdade, then walk around Parque Ibirapuera, and then pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and then wander the streets of Paulista Avenue.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September since evenings lows in Sao Paulo dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

1
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.
On the 11th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu online attractions planner.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguacu by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. September in Foz do Iguacu sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Asuncion.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls

2
nights
Asuncion, Paraguay

Asuncion ©
Paraguay's capital and economic center, Asuncion ranks among the youngest cities on the continent, with more than half of its residents under 30 years of age.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, ponder the world of politics at Palacio de López, then look for gifts at Mercado La Recova, and finally make a trip to Costanera de Asuncion.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Asuncion route maker app.

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Asuncion by combination of car and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Foz do Iguacu to Asuncion. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Asuncion

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion ©
Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion
Palacio de López ©
Palacio de López

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japones, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Mayo, and finally take a stroll through Puerto Madero. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Casa De Gobierno, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, then admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Buenos Aires journey planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Asuncion to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Paraguay Standard Time (PYT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Asuncion in September, things will get slightly colder in Buenos Aires: highs are around 20°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

1
night
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the activities along Rio de la Plata, snap pictures at Puerta de la Ciudadela, contemplate the long history of Bastion de San Miguel, then make a trip to La Calle de los Suspiros, then enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, and finally visit Barrio Historico.

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You can ride a ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento in 1.5 hours. In September in Colonia del Sacramento, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
La Calle de los Suspiros ©
La Calle de los Suspiros
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse

2
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.
Montevideo is known for shopping, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, take a stroll through Pocitos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Montevideo, and take in the pleasant sights at Rambla de Montevideo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Montevideo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Montevideo, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Montevideo

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mercado del Puerto ©
Mercado del Puerto
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo

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