15 days in Brazil, Punta del Este & Buenos Aires Itinerary

15 days in Brazil, Punta del Este & Buenos Aires Itinerary

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Punta del Este, Uruguay
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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
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Punta del Este, Uruguay

— 2 nights

Monaco of South America

With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Get out of town with these interesting Punta del Este side-trips: Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar) and Piriapolis (Cerro San Antonio & Castillo de Piria). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, make a trip to The Fingers of Punta del Este, take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera, and take some stellar pictures from Mirador Punta Ballena.

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Knoxville, USA to Punta del Este is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Knoxville to Punta del Este. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Punta del Este when traveling from Knoxville in April, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can fly to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japones, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, then get a taste of the local shopping with Recoleta, then stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, and finally admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, then wander the streets of Puerto Madero, then get to know the fascinating history of Calle Defensa, and finally ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada.

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Traveling by flight from Punta del Este to Buenos Aires takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

— 5 nights

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.
Foz do Iguacu is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the dramatic scenery at Devil's Throat, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple.

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Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Buenos Aires to Foz do Iguacu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in April: highs in Foz do Iguacu hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 4 nights

Marvelous City

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 beaches, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, and take in the awesome beauty at Pedra Bonita.

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You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in April, with lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

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.