14 days in South America Itinerary

14 days in South America Itinerary

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14 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Athens, Greece
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
4
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
+2
Shuttle + Taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
5
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Athens, Greece

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, then stroll through Pao de Acucar, and finally make a trip to Escadaria Selaron. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, then stroll through Praia de Ipanema, and finally pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer.

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Athens, Greece to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Rio de Janeiro is minus 5 hours. In March, Rio de Janeiro is much hotter than Athens - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

2
nights
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam. Here are some ideas for day two: see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu road trip website .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Foz do Iguacu when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Iguazu National Park online road trip planner .

Drive from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Iguazu National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

1
night
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Laguna de los Tres.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Glaciares National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to Los Glaciares National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in March, you will find days in Los Glaciares National Park are much colder (15°C), and nights are slightly colder (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier

2
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Santiago is known for shopping, museums, parks, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through San Cristóbal Hill, explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and make a trip to Santa Lucia Hill.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Santiago online tour planner .

You can fly from Los Glaciares National Park to Santiago in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Los Glaciares National Park to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, take a stroll through Puerto Madero, then steep yourself in history at Casa Rosada, then admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and finally make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, then admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japones, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Buenos Aires sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Buenos Aires takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Time to Argentine Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March in Buenos Aires, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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