13 days in Argentina & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

13 days in Argentina & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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13 days in Argentina & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

Start: La Paz, Bolivia
Fly:  8​h
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Tierra del Fuego National Park, Argentina
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Mendoza, Argentina

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, then stroll through Copacabana Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and finally kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip app .

La Paz, Bolivia to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Bolivia Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from La Paz in April; daily highs in Rio de Janeiro reach 33°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

2
nights
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
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 15th (Mon): head off the coast to Isla San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Cataratas del Iguazu.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Iguazu National Park road trip planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Iguazu National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Iguazu National Park, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Isla San Martin ©
Isla San Martin

3
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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Recoleta Cemetery, take a stroll through San Telmo, get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires driving holiday tool .

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Iguazu National Park in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 19°C at night. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tierra del Fuego National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

4
nights
Tierra del Fuego National Park, Argentina

Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Senda Costera.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tierra del Fuego National Park trip maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Buenos Aires to Tierra del Fuego National Park. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Buenos Aires in April; daily highs in Tierra del Fuego National Park reach 10°C and lows reach 4°C. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Tierra del Fuego National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca

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