14 days in Brazil & Puerto Iguazu Itinerary

14 days in Brazil & Puerto Iguazu Itinerary

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14 days in Brazil & Puerto Iguazu Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 15 min
1
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  7 h 15 min
2
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— Few hours
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

3
nights
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

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 12th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Balneario Santa Terezinha and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museu de Cera Dreamland, then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Diocesana Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu driving holiday planner .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Foz do Iguacu is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Buenos Aires in March, you will find days in Foz do Iguacu are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Praia Balneario Santa Terezinha
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls

5
nights
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil

Armacao dos Buzios ©
Perched on the tip of a peninsula about 175 km (109 mi) east of Rio de Janeiro, the coastal town of Armacao dos Buzios attracts visitors looking to enjoy a beachside getaway without the crowds and chaos of the big city.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Praia das Dunas and Forno Beach. Visit Prainha and Praia de Costazul for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Armacao dos Buzios: Pecado Beach (in Macae), Rio das Ostras (Mar do Norte Beach & Poco de Pedras) and Foguete Beach (in Cabo Frio). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Praia de Itauna, stroll through Forno Beach, make a trip to Rua das Pedras, and pause for some photo ops at Escultura Os Tres Pescadores.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Armacao dos Buzios online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Foz do Iguacu to Armacao dos Buzios in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in March, Armacao dos Buzios is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Rio das Ostras, Cabo Frio, Arraial do Cabo, Pecado Beach, Seca Beach
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Forno Beach ©
Forno Beach
Prainha ©
Prainha
Praia de Itauna ©
Praia de Itauna

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Camboinhas Beach and Pepe Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Copacabana Beach and Praia do Leme. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rio de Janeiro: Niteroi (Parque Estadual da Serra da Tiririca & Sossego Beach). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, take a memorable ride with Bondinho Pao de Acucar, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Joatinga.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro sightseeing planner.

Getting from Armacao dos Buzios to Rio de Janeiro by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Niteroi
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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Camboinhas Beach ©
Camboinhas Beach

few
hours
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

Puerto Iguazu ©
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.
On the 24th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Jardin de los Picaflores, then stop by Emporio Gourmet, and then trek along Sendero Macuco.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Puerto Iguazu online vacation planner .

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Puerto Iguazu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Puerto Iguazu when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Jardin de los Picaflores ©
Jardin de los Picaflores
Emporio Gourmet ©
Emporio Gourmet

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