14 days in Argentina & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

14 days in Argentina & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America vacation planner
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 2 nights
Bus to Foz do Iguacu, Fly to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights

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Buenos Aires, Argentina — 3 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 historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, and admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires itinerary planning website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Jorge Newbery Airpark and Ministro Pistarini International Airport. In February, daily temperatures in Buenos Aires can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to El Calafate.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

El Calafate, Argentina — 3 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.
You've now added Perito Moreno Glacier to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): visit Avenida Libertador and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Vellon Negro, then see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, and finally identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read El Calafate trip site.

Getting from Buenos Aires to El Calafate by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in February, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in El Calafate: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to San Carlos de Bariloche.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
Side Trip

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina — 2 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.
On the 19th (Sun), cast your line with a fishing tour and then trek along Circuito Chico. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and then look for gifts at Evo Sports.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche travel planner.

You can fly from El Calafate to San Carlos de Bariloche in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from El Calafate in February, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in San Carlos de Bariloche: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can fly to Puerto Iguazu.
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Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Puerto Iguazu, Argentina — 2 nights

The gateway to a national park inscribed on the World Heritage List, growing Puerto Iguazu sits on the confluence of two major rivers near the border with Paraguay and Brazil.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Puerto Iguazu, identify plant and animal life at Jardin de los Picaflores, then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin.

Plan trip to Puerto Iguazu with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Iguazu by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Puerto Iguazu, with highs around 89°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.
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Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Wildlife
Side Trip

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 3 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: stroll through Copacabana Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, get great views at Leblon Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puerto Iguazu to Rio de Janeiro takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Iguazu in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 76°F in Rio de Janeiro.
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Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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.
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