14 days in Buenos Aires & Brazil Itinerary

14 days in Buenos Aires & Brazil Itinerary

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 2 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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, have fun and explore at Museo de los Ninos, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Buenos Aires online road trip planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Buenos Aires is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Istanbul to Buenos Aires. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Istanbul in January, with highs in Buenos Aires at 33°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

— 1 night

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.
On the 7th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On your second day here, see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu trip planner.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Foz do Iguacu by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Foz do Iguacu, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 2 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, then stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, then stroll through Praia de Ipanema, and finally pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, then catch a live event at Maracanã, then enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Rio de Janeiro. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Sao Paulo, Brazil

— 2 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 11th (Fri), pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, then explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo, and finally stroll around Parque Ibirapuera.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Sao Paulo is a bit cooler than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

— 2 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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos, stroll through Praia do Cacimba do Padre, and examine the collection at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha takes 7 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Fernando de Noronha, with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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.