60 days in Argentina & Brazil Itinerary

60 days in Argentina & Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America tour itinerary planner

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to San Carlos de Bariloche
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Florianopolis, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 9 nights
Ferry to Angra dos Reis, Drive to Paraty
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Paraty, Brazil
— 8 nights
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Arraial do Cabo, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
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Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 6 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: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, take a stroll through La Boca, shop like a local with Puerto Madero, and take in the history at Plaza de Mayo.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires day trip planning app.

London, UK to Buenos Aires is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Buenos Aires is minus 3 hours. In January, Buenos Aires is much warmer than London - with highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can fly to El Calafate.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

El Calafate, Argentina

— 2 nights
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take a tour by water with Estancia Cristina. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno and then head outdoors with Enjoy!.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the El Calafate road trip planner.

Fly from Buenos Aires to El Calafate in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in January, you will find days in El Calafate are cooler (17°C), and nights are slightly colder (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

El Chalten, Argentina

— 2 nights
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
On the 17th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Laguna Torre and then hike along Laguna de los Tres.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our El Chalten road trip planning app.

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to El Chalten takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

— 3 nights
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
Take a break from the city and head to Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Fishing Charters & Tours. It doesn't end there: stroll through Circuito Chico and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche route planner.

Getting from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In January in San Carlos de Bariloche, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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 22nd (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

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Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to Iguazu National Park by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Iguazu National Park: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

— 2 nights

Land of the Waterfalls

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam and then admire the sheer force of Devil's Throat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu trip planner.

You can drive from Iguazu National Park to Foz do Iguacu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Foz do Iguacu, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature

Florianopolis, Brazil

— 6 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Get outdoors at Praia Mole and Praia do Campeche. Relax by the water at Jurere Beach and Joaquina Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florianopolis: Guarda do Embau Beach (in Palhoca) and Prainha Beach (in Guarda do Embau). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoinha do Leste and stroll through Matadeiro Beach.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Florianopolis online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Florianopolis takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Foz do Iguacu in January, plan for slightly colder days in Florianopolis, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ilha Grande, Brazil

— 9 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Step out of the city life by going to Lopes Mendes Beach and Abraao Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Lagoa Azul and Freguesia de Santana Beach. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Leste e do Sul Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dois Rios Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ilha Grande tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Florianopolis to Ilha Grande takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In January in Ilha Grande, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Paraty, Brazil

— 8 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia do Cachadaco and Lula Beach. Get in touch with nature at Centro Historico and Saco do Mamangua Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Sono Beach, stroll through Meio Beach, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Paraty trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Arraial do Cabo.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Arraial do Cabo, Brazil

— 2 nights

Diving Capital

Located on a peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, the municipality of Arraial do Cabo has become a popular tourist destination because of its pristine beaches and relaxing atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): stroll through Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia, then stroll through Farol Beach, and then cruise along Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then kick back and relax at Forno Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Arraial do Cabo day trip planner.

You can drive from Paraty to Arraial do Cabo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Arraial do Cabo can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Arraial do Cabo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 6 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Get outdoors at Copacabana Beach and Praia de Ipanema. Relax by the water at Pedra do Arpoador and Praia de Grumari. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach, stroll through Leblon Beach, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and take in the awesome beauty at Pedra Bonita.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro journey app.

Traveling by car from Arraial do Cabo to Rio de Janeiro takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

— 7 nights

Emerald of the Atlantic

With 21 lush islands scattered among pristine waters in the Atlantic Ocean, a Fernando de Noronha holiday is well worth the effort it takes to get there.
Get outdoors at Baia do Sancho and Praia do Cacimba do Padre. Visit Praia do Sueste and Praia do Leão for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Conceicao Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Enseada dos Abreus Beach, get outside with Baia dos Porcos, and trek along Trilha do Piquinho.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha in 7 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Fernando de Noronha are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to fly to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

— 6 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
We've included these beaches for you: Muro Alto Beach and Cupe beach. Step out of the city life by going to Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach and Praia De Maracaipe. Go for a jaunt from Porto de Galinhas to Tamandare to see Praia dos Carneiros about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Pontal de Maracaipe, explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stroll through Enseadinha Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Porto de Galinhas online attractions planner.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas in 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In March in Porto de Galinhas, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Argentina travel guide

4.4
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.