22 days in Argentina, Rio de Janeiro & Porto Seguro Itinerary

22 days in Argentina, Rio de Janeiro & Porto Seguro Itinerary

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Porto Seguro, Brazil
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
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El Calafate, Argentina
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Ushuaia, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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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 sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, take a stroll through Recoleta, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, and admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires travel planner.

Torreon, Mexico to Buenos Aires is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Torreon to Buenos Aires. While traveling from Torreon, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to fly to Rio de Janeiro.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

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: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, admire the striking features of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro sightseeing planning app.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Buenos Aires in March, with highs in Rio de Janeiro at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Porto Seguro.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Tours

Porto Seguro, Brazil — 3 nights

In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Pitinga Beach and then don't miss a visit to Mucuge Street. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then examine the collection at Museu do Descobrimento - Porto Seguro, and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read our Porto Seguro trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Porto Seguro in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Porto Seguro sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. You will leave for San Carlos de Bariloche on the 13th (Sun).
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

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.
Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. The adventure continues: trek along Circuito Chico, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro Otto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi, and appreciate the history behind Centro Civico.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip planning website.

Getting from Porto Seguro to San Carlos de Bariloche by flight takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Porto Seguro in March, you will find days in San Carlos de Bariloche are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are much colder (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to fly to El Calafate.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

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.
On the 17th (Thu), explore the activities along Lago Argentino and then head outdoors with Enjoy!. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the El Calafate trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Calafate takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in March, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in El Calafate: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can fly to Ushuaia.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Ushuaia, Argentina — 3 nights

Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Museo Maritimo & del Presidio de Ushuaia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Glacier Martial, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ushuaia day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Ushuaia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from El Calafate in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Ushuaia, with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Buenos Aires.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Buenos Aires, Argentina — 1 night

On the 22nd (Tue), make a trip to Obelisco de Buenos Aires, then buy something for everyone on your list at Galerias Pacifico, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Palermo.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Ushuaia in March, expect Buenos Aires to be warmer, temps between 29°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
Shopping · Neighborhoods

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.